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Southern Bracket

Ganoderma australe (syn G. applanatum) - most likely species


Aged wood-rotting bracket polypore found on a dead tree stump. Surface dried and cracked. Banding and colour not dissimilar to Rainbow Bracket (Trametes versicolor) also found in the area. These specimens were approx. 12-15 cms wide.


Found in a local park amongst bushland in leafy suburban Sydney. These specimens were found on a dead tree stump along a creek course.


Here are two spottings of the same species found in separate locations in Queensland - and Hopefully I have the correct ID for this spotting.

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Indicative of g applantum. If you cut into the flesh you should see brown flesh. Phellinus has a darker underside and different flesh. 100% certain this is ganoderma applantum or analog of.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

Thanks, lightworkerpeace, for the ID suggestion. I thought they were a bit large too, and also the cracked surface threw me off. I'll certainly investigate your suggestion.

lightworkerpeace 10 years ago

Hi! This looks a bit large for a Trametes species. It could be in the genus Ganoderma. Perhaps close to Ganoderma applanatum.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

Agreed. I'll have a look at the Phellinus sp.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

(... I would say definitely not Trametes )

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

The dry cracking and thickened centre looks familiar. Check Phellinus sp.

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Feb 18, 2014
Submitted on Feb 25, 2014

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