Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Ganodermataceae
Species: Ganoderma australe (Fr.) Pat.
Synonyms: Fomes australis
Ganoderma adspersum
Ganoderma europaeum
Polyporus adspersus
Polyporus australis
Common Name: Southern Bracket

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Ganoderma australePhotographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (67)
Quercus (9)
Beech (7)
Quercus petraea (7)
Ulmus glabra (2)
Quercus robur (2)
Betula (2)
Betula pubescens (2)
Quercus ilex (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Prunus avium (1)
Fraxinus (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (16)
Parkland and scattered trees (11)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (7)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (3)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Acid sessile oak-hazel-ash woods (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (64)
Stump (15)
wood (8)
Fallen Tree (6)
Quercus rubra (2)
Soil (2)
Standing Dead Tree (2)
Castanea sativa (1)
Dead Branch (1)
Dead Wood (1)
tree base (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (7)
February (5)
March (9)
April (2)
May (8)
June (2)
July (9)
August (15)
September (27)
October (41)
November (18)
December (12)