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Ganoderma appalatum (Artist's Conk) ??


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Possibly Ganoderma applanatum, but if so, they look to be old decomposing specimens. The photo of the whitish undersides (pore surfaces) appears to show some scratches. For Ganoderma applanatum I would expect scratches on the white pore surface to be brown. This is why G. applanatum is called the Artist's Conk. One may scratch a brown sketch on the white pore surface.

I think genus Phellinus may also be considered here. But with old weathered specimens, it can be difficult to tell.   

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Thanks for the reply Dave.

I created those scratches to see what the result would be. The scratches come out a white color- not the brown color to be expected with G. applanatum.

I googled some images for the genus Phellinus and have noticed some look-alikes.

Man, mushroom identification is hard! lol

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