Scientific name: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat. Derivation of name: Ganoderma means having a “shiny or lustrous skin”; applanatum means ” flattened”. Fruiting body perennial,woody, typically sessile, cm broad, cm thick, fan-shaped to slightly convex, rarely hoof-like, usually solitary; margin rounded. Descriptions and articles about the Artist’s Fungus, scientifically known as Ganoderma applanatum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summa.

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American Journal of Botany, 98 3 Retrieved 31 January Ganoderma applanatum the artist’s bracketartist’s conk [1] or bear bread is a bracket fungus with a cosmopolitan distribution. The genus Ganoderma is very important to China, which uses many different kinds of these mushrooms in medicine Jong An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms. Retrieved applanqtum March Both the scarcity of the fungus and the gandoerma liking of it cause many intragroup squabbles, a number of which are settled by the silverbackwho simply takes the item of contention for himself.

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Ganoderma brownii is a similar mushroom found on California hardwoods especially laurel ; it has a hoof-shaped fruiting body and larger spores. A model attribution edit summary using German: When the fresh white pore surface is rubbed or scratched with a sharp implement, dark brown tissue under the pores is revealed, resulting in visible lines and shading that become permanent once the fungus is dried.


Although it is most commonly used as a canvas, the use of Ganoderma applanatum does not stop with artwork. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.

Distinguishing features for Ganoderma applanatum include its unvarnished, furrowed and lumpy, dull brown cap surface; its white to grayish pore surface, which bruises ganpderma and its woody, brownish or cinnamon flesh. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

Usually absent; if present, lateral and very stubby. Many polypores found in the Pacific Northwest are medicinal, and this is just one example.

Ganoderma applanatum: The Artist’s Conk

Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. From the food in our kitchens, to the mushrooms in our yards, fungus is everywhere.

For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Ganoderma applanatum is a wood-decay funguscausing a rot of heartwood in a variety of trees. Ganoderma applanatum Persoon Patouillard Soc. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One other Ganoderma that occurs in California is Ganoderma brownii.

Ganoderma applanatum: The Artist’s Conk | The Fungal Kingdom

While it cannot be directly eaten because it it is too hard, the woody fruiting body can be boiled down into a tea and is used for its antiinflammatory, antitumor, and antibacterial properties. They are white at first but soon turn dark red-brown. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. Elsevier Science Publishers B.


This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms. It is sometimes known as the “artist’s fungus,” since its white to gray pore surface bruises brown and retains the bruising for years if the mushroom is picked and brought inside.

Solitary or in small groups on downed logs of both hardwood and conifers, also on living trees; especially common on Umbellularia californica California bay. Hot herbal soups, or fermentation in lemon acid with onion is a common use for cooking with G. It is perennial, and individuals can develop for many years by producing a new spore-producing tube layer beneath the previous year’s layer see the sixth illustration.

Ganoderma applanatum – Wikipedia

This is another amazing feature of the fungus. Blending with filtration, or cold pressing in water, is applanstum common method for creating ganoderma drinks. A peculiarity of this fungus lies in its use as a drawing medium for artists.

Agricultural and Biological Chemistry. Thin; brown to cinnamon brown rarely applamatum ; woody. Of thoseknown species of fungi, about 17, are mushrooms Blackwell.