Ganoderma applanatum

Artist’s Bracket
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The taxanomic status is pending for approval




Ganoderma applanatum is commonly known as artist’s bracket or artist’s conk. This is because it can be used as a canvas for drawing since its white to gray pore surface bruises brown and retains the bruising for years. When the fresh white pore surface is wounded or scratched with a sharp implement, dark brown tissue under the pores will be revealed which results in visible lines. The lines become permanent when the fungus is dried. Its fruiting body is usually huge and unvarnished. 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 alone 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.


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

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Lee Su See (Dr.)
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  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
  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 :- Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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