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Southern Bracket

Ganoderma australe (syn G. applanatum)


Two lovely "southern brackets" found on a dead tree trunk. These were relatively small specimens, but the species has the potential to grow to a width of up to 600 mm. Here's a beautiful fresh specimen I found in Brisbane. Note the coloured bands - The rusty appearance is caused by spores.


Found on a dead tree trunk on the banks of Dalrymple Creek, along the North Branch Trail in subtropical rainforest. Cool, damp, well-shaded area. This area is known as the "Goomburra Section" of Main Range National Park. The park forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

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Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Warwick, QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.97, Long: 152.35

Spotted on May 19, 2018
Submitted on Jun 13, 2019

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