Artist's Conk Ganoderma applanatum (Persoon) Patouillard    Synonyms: Artist's Bracket, Fomes applanatus, Fomes leucophaeus, Ganoderma lipsiense.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Ganoderma   

Status:

Found solitary to overlapping clusters on decaying wood, usually deciduous, sometimes on wounds of living trees.

Description:

Hard, thick, concentrically furrowed, shelf-like fruiting body, thickened at attachment; margin often white, thin. White pores stain brown quickly when scratched/etched giving rise to the common name.

There are 70 records in the project database.

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Artist's Conk (top) in Howard Co., Maryland (2/28/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Pores of Artist's Conk showing namesake "etching" in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/28/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/1/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/1/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/1/2019). (c) cpruett4, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cpruett4 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/1/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Howard Co., Maryland (7/14/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/3/2019). (c) Mitch, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mitch via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Artist's Conk specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). Ellipsoid, brown; measured 7.9-10.0 X 5.4-6.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2020). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/3/2019). (c) Mitch, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mitch via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Artist's Conk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/18/2018). (c) Ryan Patrick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by biglaughinggym via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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