Ganoderma southern

Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe) Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe) Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe)

Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Polyporales
  • Family: Ganodermataceae (Ganodermaceae)
  • Genus: Ganoderma (Ganoderma)
  • Species: Ganoderma australe (Southern Ganoderma)


Polypore southern

Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe)

Ganoderma southern refers to tinder mushrooms.

It usually grows in warm regions, but it is also found in the zones of deciduous forests in the central regions of Russia and in the North-West (Leningrad region).

Places of growth: deadwood, live deciduous trees. Prefers poplars, lindens, oaks.

The settlements of this fungus cause white rot on wood.

Fruit bodies are represented by caps. They are perennial mushrooms. The caps are large (they can reach 35-40 cm in diameter), up to 10-13 cm thick (especially in single basidiomas).

In shape, the caps are flat, slightly curved, sedentary, with the wide side they can grow to the substrate. Groups of mushrooms can grow together with caps, forming numerous colonies-settlements.

The surface is smooth, with small grooves, often covered with spore pollen, which gives the cap a brownish tint. When dry, the fruiting bodies of southern ganoderma become woody, numerous cracks appear on the surface of the caps.

The color is different: grayish, brown, dark amber, almost black. In dying mushrooms, the color of the caps turns gray.

The hymenophore of southern Ganoderma, like most tinder fungi, is porous. The pores are round, in some specimens they are triangular, the color is creamy, grayish, in mature mushrooms they are brown and dark amber. The tubes have a multilayer structure.

The flesh is soft, chocolate or dark red.

Ganoderma southern is an inedible mushroom.

A similar species is flat ganoderma (flat tinder fungus). But in the south, the size is larger and the cuticle is glossy (there are also very serious differences at the micro level – the length of the spores, the structure of the cuticle).

Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe) Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe) Ganoderma southern (Ganoderma australe)

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