Name: Ganoderma australe (Fr.) Pat.
Most Confident Observations:
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Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Polyporaceae

Genus: Ganoderma

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Location details : Pacific Islands
Substrate details : trunk
Status : Type

Ganoderma australe (Fr. : Fr.) Pat., Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 5: 71 (1889). ≡ Polyporus australis Fr. : Fr., Elench. Fung. 1: 108 (1828).
= Ganoderma tornatum (Pers.) Bres., Hedwigia 53: 55 (1912).
Basidiospores 8.4–12 × 6–7.2 μm, Q = 1.4–1.57, ellipsoid, apex truncate, yellowish-brown, inamyloid; perisporium wrinkled, reddish-brown; exosporium with inter-walled pillars 0.3–0.4 μm thick, free.
Habitat: Dense ombrophilous forest.
Material examined: BRAZIL, Paraná, Curitiba, São José dos Pinhais, ADEA Reserva Biológica Cambuí, 3 February 1979, A.A.R. de Meijer 23 (EMBRAPA); on stump, 15 July 1979, A.A.R. de Meijer 98 (EMBRAPA).
Remarks: The main characteristics of G. australe are a very hard pilear crust thicker than 0.5 mm (although young specimens may have a thinner but hard crust) and a context with resinous deposits. Ganoderma applanatumdiffers in smaller basidiospores and a thinner pilear crust. Although a cosmopolitan species, occurrences of G. australe are often underestimated because of wrong determinations. Studied specimens agree with the descriptions [some cited as G. tornatum] of Gottlieb & Wright (1999b), Kotlaba & Pouzar (1971),
100 … Torres-Torres, Guzmán-Dávalos & Gugliotta
Melo (1986), Núñez & Ryvarden (2000), Pegler & Young (1973), Ryvarden & Johansen (1980), Steyaert (1967, 1975), Tellería (1980); refer to these author

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