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Ganoderma boninense

Ganoderma boninense
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/56 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 4:07
Viewed: 8391
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

boninense Ganoderma, Pat., 1889 is a basidiomycete fungus, with complete basidium. Fungal parasite of living plant tissues, is a fungus of the order of Aphyllophorales. Mushroom primitive, without foot, its fruiting bodies are covered with a very hard crust, shiny red and the tubes are arranged in layers clearly separate from the flesh.

The fungus grows primarily on the Arecaceae (palm and coconut). It causes damage that can be dangerous (almost every palm tree attained is sentenced to death inevitable; in plantations, the life of the farm may be threatened).

It is a soil fungus, which infects by penetrating palm root system and propagate by roots contact from one palm to another.

It was originally identified and described by N.T.Patouillard, who was the initiator of the modern classification of basidiomycetes in general and, in particular, the individualization of group polypore true.


The shot was taken in oil palm plantation, near Kisangani, mid afternoon.

The camera is set to aperture Priority mode with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200. Given the modest illumination, the opening was set at f/5.6. With a focal length of 8 mm., speed was calculated at 1 / 56 th.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
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Bonjour Philippe,
Grande macro .
Encore une capture intéressante et trčs bien fait.
Je vous souhaite ŕ la fois savoir-faire ŕ votre famille un accueil chaleureux et Joyeuses Pâques!
Une belle journée,

Hello Philippe,
Excellent macro shot with sharp details, beautiful colours and light.Very interesting and rare,
TFS, regards,

Bonjour Philippe,
Fantastic macro of a tropical Ganoderma species I've never seen before. Sharpness, colors and compo are second to none. However, the current scientific name is Ganoderma orbiforme (Fr.) Ryvarden. Thanks for sharing this species (I think the 1st time on TN) and for teaching me something new.
Friendly regards, László

Hi Philippe,
This really is a nice picture of a Ganoderma! Watch for details and light! perfect! congratulations! Honestly is a fungus well photographed! TFS / Regards, Jesús

Hi Phillipe.
Wonderful mushroom,looking very interesting.
Good colors and nice picture.
Best regards.Alin.

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