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Ganoderma brownii

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Classis: Agaricomycetes
Ordo: Polyporales
Familia: Ganodermataceae
Genus: Ganoderma
Species: G. brownii

Ganoderma brownii is a species of polypore fungus in the Ganodermataceae family. It is a plant pathogen and occasional saprotroph similar in appearance to Ganoderma applanatum, though the former is restricted geographically to the Pacific Northwest, primarily observed in California.


This fungus is a member of the G. applanatum group.

It is a perennial, sessile, concentrically zonate polypore that is 5–65 cm (2.0–26 in) in length that can be a number of dull tones ranging from brown to gray.[2] It parasitizes both conifers and hardwoods, with a preference for the latter. Its pore surface is white but easily turns shades of brown upon damage. According to Michael Kuo, it has larger spores than G. applanatum, measuring 9–12 by 7–9 μm.

The aforementioned pore bruising has led to its common name, "artist's conk."

External links

Ganoderma brownii images at Mushroom Observer
Ganoderma brownii in Index Fungorum.


^ "Ganoderma brownii (Murrill) Gilb. 1962". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
^ Bessette, Alan R.; William Roody, Areleen Bessette, Dail Dunway (2007). Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 0-8156-3112-X.

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