|Covered in spores (like a brown powder).|
A splendid Artist's Fungus Ganoderma applanatum (syn G. lipsiense, Fr. Ganoderme plat), pumping out brown spores for all it's worth, at Ribaloche (forest of Preuilly), photographed last week. It's on a still living, but doomed, oak tree.
|The underside showing the pores.|
|A few days later the rain had washed the spores off, revealing the lacquer like top.|
|A cross section, revealing along the cut on the right light brown flesh and darker brown tubes ending in the cream pores.|