Name: Ganoderma polychromum (Copel.) Murrill
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Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Ganoderma polychromum

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GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Copel.) Murrill

Citation: N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(2): 119 (1908)

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Polyporaceae

Genus: Ganoderma

Lifeform:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Gilbertson & Ryvarden list G. polychromum as a synonym of G. lucidum, however G. lucidum is a European taxon and phylogenetic evidence places G.polychromum in the Ganoderma resinaceum clade.

Hymenophore solitary or superimposed; pileus reniform, soft, 4 X 6 X 1-2 em.; surface glabrous, thinly encrusted, azonate, uneven, laccate, sublustrous, fulvous to bay; margin obtuse, cremeous, sterile, uneven; context fulvous, darker below, homo- geneous, punky, slightly zonate, 1 em. thick; tubes annual, 5-10 mm. long, avellaneous within, mouths large, angular, irregular, 2-4 to a mm., edges thin, uneven, greenish-white to grayish- fuscous; spores obovate, subfuscous, 7-10 p.

Found a few times on decayed trunks of oak, willow, and Schinus in California.

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5. Ganoderma polychromum (Copel.) Murrill.
=Polyporus polychromus Copel. Ann. Myc. Z : 507. 1904.

Sporophore solitary or superimposed; pileus renniform, soft, 4X6X1—2 cm.; surface glabrous, thinly encrusted, azonate, uneven, laccate, sublustrous, fulvous to bay; margin obtuse, cremeous, sterile, uneven: context fulvous, darker below, homogeneous, punky, slightly zonate, 1 cm. thick; tubes annual, 5-10 mm. long, avellaneous within, mouths large, angular, irregular, 2-4 to a mm., edges thin, uneven, greenish-white to grayishfuscous: spores obovate, subfuscous, 7-10 microns.

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