Represented in New Zealand by a single common species on usually dead wood of many hosts, forming perennial, bracket-shaped to crust-like fruiting bodies, of solid texture but slightly flexible under pressure. Causing a brown rot and thought responsible for much of the brown rot seen in Nothofagus forests.


NZFungi Entry

Fomes hemitephrus

A common species in NZ native forests, along with Ganoderma cf. applanatum, but easily distinguished from the latter by a more rounded edge to the fruiting body, a white pore surface that remains white when bruised, a distinctive fruity