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Ganoderma applanatum 

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I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Ganoderma applanatum
[Artist's Conk]

Ganoderma applanatum is commonly known as "Artist's Conk" (also spelled "Conch"}, "Artist's Bracket", or "Flacher Lackporling".  G. applanatum is a type of bracket fungi, meaning it fruits on trees and is in bracket form.  Brackets attach to trees, looking like shelves.  Spores are produced inside tubes on the underside of the fruiting body.   The name comes from the fact that artists  like to use its light surface for etchings.  When an Artist's Conk first appears, it is white but soon thereafter turns to a dark colour.

G. applanatum has a hard, woody-texture and may be up to 50 cm in length and 30 cm wide having a "fan" or "kidney" shape.  The top of the fruiting body has grooved rings of various shades of grey and brown.  The underside is white or cream, bruising to a dark brown.  As its name indicates, artists have used this fungi to create images on the underside.  Fruiting bodies appear on mature or dead hardwood trees.  This fungi is very common.

 

Bracket fungi Artist's Conk with writing png.

Artist Conk pdf. "Fabulous Fungi"

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ganoderma applanatum artist conk bracket fungi mushroom

Artist Conk - 1   [Ganoderma applanatum]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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ganoderma applanatum artist conk bracket fungi mushroom

Artist Conk - 2   [Ganoderma applanatum]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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ganoderma applanatum artist conk bracket fungi mushroom on log

Artist Conk - 3   [Ganoderma applanatum]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Artist's Conks on tree Ganoderma applanatum

 Artist's Conk - 1  [Ganoderma applanatum]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Old brown Artist's Conk bracket fungi.

 G. applanatum - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Ganoderma applanatum brown bracket fungi.

G. applanatum - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Pale beige underside of Gandoerma applanatum fungi.

G. applanatum - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Pale beige underside of Artist's Conk bracket fungi.

G. applanatum - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Ontario fungi Ganoderma applanatum.

G. applanatum - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Underside of Artist's Conk Ganoderm applanatum bracket fungi.

G. applanatum - 6
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Brown white artists conk tree fungi ganoderma applanatum

Artist's Conk - 3  [Ganoderma applanatum]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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Beige white artists conk tree fungus ganoderma applanatum bracket

Artist's Conk - 2  [Ganoderma applanatum ?]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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white beige artists conk tree fungus on bark bracket fungi

Artist's Conk - 4   [Ganoderma applanatum ?]
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park]

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