Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Ganodermataceae
Species: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.
Synonyms: Boletus applanatus
Fomes applanatus
Polyporus applanatus
Common Name: Artist's Bracket


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Ganoderma applanatumPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (18)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Beech (2)
Quercus (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved (8)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus rubra (8)
Tree (8)
Dead Wood (3)
Stump (3)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Standing Dead Tree (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (1)
March (2)
April (6)
May (2)
August (5)
September (18)
October (24)
November (4)