Ganoderma applanatum and G. australe are compared with reference to spores, cuticle, tube layers, pores, context, galls, colour and the angle and diameter of cap margin. The most reliable criteria for separating the two species were found to be the presence (or lack) of context between annual tube layers, spore size and cuticle thickness.
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