Fungus

Ganoderma applanatum

Artist’s Bracket
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SSN 12608
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Habit
Fruitbody

Description

Ganoderma applanatum is a type of shelf fungus species commonly known as artist’s bracket or artist’s conk. It has a huge and very hard fruiting body which is suitable to use as a canvas for drawing. The dark brown tissue under the pores will appear when its fresh white pore surface is wounded or scratched with a sharp implement which results in visible lines. These lines will become permanent once the fungus is dried (Izzauddin et al., 2019).

This fungus is a wood-decay fungus, producing a white to straw-coloured rot of sapwood and heartwood in a variety of trees. It can grow solitary or in groups on decaying hardwood logs and stumps, or from the wounds of injured living trees. It is common and widely distributed in North America.

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Negeri Sembilan 1
  • Penang 1
  • Perak 3
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Lee Su See (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Mohammad Hafiz Syukri Bin Kassim (Mr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Thi Bee Kin (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Teoh, Y.P., Mashitah, M.D. & Ujang, S. (2015). Antifungal Activities of Selected Wood-Degrading Fungi of Rubberwood. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 27 (3): pp. 325-333
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Observations of Termite-Fungus Interactions of Potential Significance to Wood Biodeterioration and Protection . Timber Technology Bulletin: Compilation of Timber Technology Bulletins 1995-2015 (57), 2016. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Citation :- Ganoderma applanatum. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/12608. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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