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Ganoderma applanatum
(shelf fungus)



Ganoderma applanatum (shelf fungus)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ganoderma applanatum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • shelf fungus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •       Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
  •         Class: Agaricomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.

Preferred Common Name

  • shelf fungus

Other Scientific Names

  • Boletus applanatus PERS.
  • Elfvingia applanata (S.F.GRAY) KARSTEN
  • Elfvingia megaloma (LEV.) MURRILL
  • Fomes applanatus (Pers.) Wallr.
  • Ganoderma megaloma (LEV.) BRES.
  • Polyporus applanatus (Pers.) Fr.

International Common Names

  • English: root rot: pine; white: ornamentals butt rot; white: trees butt rot; wood decay
  • Spanish: caries blanca jaspeada del cerezo; caries blanca jaspeada del manzano
  • French: carie blanche madree du cerisier; carie blanche madree du pommier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Flacher: Laubbaeume Schichtporling

EPPO code

  • GANOAP (Ganoderma applanatum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •             Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
  •                 Class: Agaricomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  •                         Order: Polyporales
  •                             Family: Ganodermataceae
  •                                 Genus: Ganoderma
  •                                     Species: Ganoderma applanatum

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


IndiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-Jammu and KashmirPresentNidhi Anand and Chowdhry (2013)
-KeralaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI (Undated a)
-MeghalayaPresentCABI (Undated a)
TaiwanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


LithuaniaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Grigaliu¯naite et al. (2010)
UkrainePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

United StatesPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-New YorkPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-VirginiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

South America

ChilePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Nidhi Anand, Chowdhry P N, 2013. First report on five hitherto unreported macro fungi from Rajouri District of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), India. Annals of Biological Research. 4 (5), 62-70.

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