Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Polyporales 
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 Scientific Name: Ganoderma tropicum

Ganoderma tropicum (Jungh.) Bres., Ann. Mycol. 8: 586. 1910.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, stipitate, corky to woody. Pileus dimidiate, subflabelliform, subreniform or subinfundibuliform, 2.5-8.5 × 4.5-15 × 0.5-2 cm; upper surface reddish brown, purplish red to purplish brown, slightly laccate. Context uniformly brown, 0.5-1.9 cm thick. Tubes 0.1-0.2 cm long, brown. Pore surface sordid white or brownish, sometimes faintly brown; pores irregular, 4-5 per mm. Stipe lateral or eccentric, sometimes sessile, rather strongly laccate. Pilear crust a hymenioderm, brownish to brown; hyphal elements clavate, 20-25 µm long, at inflated part usually 4-6 µm wide, covered with glutinous substance at apex of some hyphae. Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae hyaline, thin-walled, 3-5 µm diam; skeletal hyphae brownish, thick-walled to solid; binding hyphae colorless, thick-walled, 1-2.5 µm diam. Basidiospores 8.5-11.5 × 5.0-7.0 µm, ovoid, subellipsoid or at apex slightly truncate, bituni-cate; exospore hyaline, smooth, endospore brownish, sometimes guttulate, echinulate.

Taiwan, Taichung: Taichung, alt. 300 m, on basal stem of Acacia confusa, Jun 1991, TFRI 12, TFRI 13. Kinmen: Kinmen, alt.<100 m, on basal stem of A. confusa, Oct. 1991, TFRI 128.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan.


Chang, TT. 1993a; Chen, ZC. 1976.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The species is very similar to G. lucidum on the morphology of basidiocarps. They can be distinguished by basidiospores and culture characteristics.