Southern Bracket - Ganoderma australe


    A large bracket varying in colour from ochre, through reddish to dark brown. The underside is white. Great care is needed when identifying this species (see below).

    Similar Species

    Artist’s Fungus Ganoderma applanatum is very similar though less common, and the two are impossible to identify with certainty without microscopic examination of spores. .

    Identification difficulty

    On trunks of living deciduous trees causing serious heart-rot.

    When to see it

    All year

    UK Status

    Very common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map