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Ganoderma applanatum


A bracket fungus with a cosmopolitan distribution.


Found several of these fan fungus with a striking white edge growing on a dead anonas (Annona reticulata) tree Sizes ranged from 3 to 8 inches. Viewed from the side (third photo) the underside is all white. I could not find a similar photo but it is probably Ganoderma applanatum var. philippinense. See the reference links.

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Ganoderma applanatum Ganoderma applanatum


Seema 6 years ago

very common in South California...a plant killer...

alice and nath
alice and nath 7 years ago

Congrats! Hindi sa pagkabasak ha pero sa pagkakaroon ng pangalan.

IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

Now I have a name! Thanks for the suggestion EricEllison, I'll look into it.

IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

@alice and nath: Binagsak ko unang Bio class ko... wag mong pagkalat ^_^ I've seen several similar spotting but not quite, and all of them are from different countries so i'm not sure...

alice and nath
alice and nath 7 years ago

Hehe...Naalala ko kase sa Bio 12 na kapag may ganyang itsura, tenga ng daga ilalagay ko. Kahit mali! I'm sooo bad in taxonomy during those days (I guess until now).

IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

Hahaha at 8 inches (1st pic) I don't think so ^_^ The 'tenga ng daga' I know and love to eat is Auricularia polytricha

alice and nath
alice and nath 7 years ago

Tenga ng daga! :)


Lat: 14.66, Long: 121.07

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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