| Ganoderma australe (Fr.) Pat. 1889|
Main synonym = Polyporus australis Fr. 1828
| Taxonomical Classification: Fungi / Basidiomycota / Agaricomycetes / Polyporales / Ganodermataceae |
| Southern Bracket Maltese name not known|
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Ganoderma australe are large bracket funghi that grows on the lower parts of tree trunks. In Malta it is often found on carob trees. This species forms large brackets about 30cm across, but can reach up to 50cm. It has a dark-brown to brownish gray surface, and a contrasting white body (tube layer) below which releases tiny brown spores. It forms brown, ovoid spores with a truncate apex and a size of 8-13 x 5.5-9.0 um. It is distributed in central Europe, but widespread in Britain.
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