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Ganoderma adspersum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Kustiger Lackporling
Ganoderma adspersum Mushroom
Ref No: 7752
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Ganoderma adspersum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7753
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Ganoderma adspersum (Schulz.) Donk. Kustiger Lackporling. Bracket 7–60cm across, 5–25cm wide, 3–30cm thick, upper surface with a thick dark brown hard knobbly crust which is concentrically ridged, margin thick and obtuse, white in the growing season. Flesh dark brown, thicker than the tube-layer. Tubes stratified, reddish-brown. Pores 3–4 per mm, circular, white to pale yellow-ochre, discolouring when handled. Spores brown, ovate, truncate at one end, 8–13 x 5.5–9um, mostly about 10 x 6.5um. Hyphal structure trimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections but these often difficult to demonstrate. Habitat parasitic on deciduous trees, usually found on the lower part of the trunks; the cocoa-like spore deposit is often very dense on top of the cap and on the wood above it. Season all year, perennial. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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Gareth Jones (United Kingdom) - 24 November 2011

On old oak
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 03 August 2011

Find in central park ,City of Nis,Serbia.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 04 December 2010

Gdansk Wrzeszcz.Poland
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Tony Appleton (Spain) - 27 April 2009

Found on a pine tree near Barcelona, Spain. April 2009
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