A bracket fungus with a reddish-brown upper surface and a pale lower surface on which scratches remain visible as dark marks, found in both Eurasia and North America.
Ganoderma applanatum, family Ganodermataceae, class Hymenomycetes‘With the first hard frost of Autumn, all spore production stops and the artist's fungus becomes dormant until the establishment of a new spore tube layer the following spring.’
- ‘But artist's fungus and other wood fungi were seen on decaying trees.’
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