Observation 158019: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2014-01-14

Collection location: Parque de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

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OK!
By: zaca
2014-01-17 13:45:17 -05 (-0500)

Thanks, Gerhard, for the explanation. I will leave it as Ganoderma and I’ll try to observe the spores in the near future.

Spore size
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-17 11:57:01 -05 (-0500)

and I have never seen G. applanatum with a reddish-blackish cap surface. It always looks dull and mat … and the crust of the cap can be crushed in with a thumb’s nail unlike that of G. australe. With a lit match it will not melt but become sooty. Cap of G. australe is usually not zonate and more torulose and the spores range from 9-11,5 µ whereas spores of G. applanatum usually do not exceed 8,5-9 (9,5) µ.

Maybe it is!
By: zaca
2014-01-16 16:12:27 -05 (-0500)

What are the difference between the two species?

I think
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-16 15:44:55 -05 (-0500)

this is Ganoderma australe.