Artist's Conk Ganoderma lipsiense (Batsch) G.F. Atkinson  Synonyms: Ganoderma applanatum.

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 33 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)

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)


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