Ganoderma boninensePalm Polypore (Ganoderma Boninense) Gourmet Mushroom Culture
Palm Polypore (Rigidoporus microporus) is a fungus that is parasitic on palms. It is found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The fungus is characterized by its hard, woody texture and its small, pores on the underside of the cap. Palm Polypore can cause significant damage to palm trees, and it can eventually kill the tree.
The fungus is also known by the following names:
- Brown Palm Polypore
- Black Palm Polypore
- Black Spongy Polypore
- Rigidoporus lignosus
- Rigidoporus ulmarius
Palm Polypore is a member of the Polyporaceae family of fungi. This family includes many other types of wood-decaying fungi, such as the Birch Polypore and the Tinder Polypore.
Palm Polypore grows on the trunks and branches of palms. The fungus typically produces a single, shelf-like fruiting body that can grow up to 2 feet in diameter. The cap of the fruiting body is brown or black, and it is covered with small, round pores. The pores are the openings through which the fungus releases its spores.
Palm Polypore is a parasitic fungus. This means that it lives off of the living tissue of its host plant. The fungus produces enzymes that break down the wood of the palm tree, and it absorbs the nutrients from the decaying wood. This can eventually kill the palm tree.
Palm Polypore is not considered to be a serious threat to human health. However, it can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you are allergic to mushrooms, you should avoid contact with Palm Polypore.
There is no known treatment for Palm Polypore infection in palm trees. However, there are some steps that can be taken to prevent the fungus from infecting a palm tree. These steps include:
- Planting resistant palm trees.
- Pruning dead or dying palm fronds.
- Maintaining good drainage around palm trees.
- Avoiding overhead irrigation.
- Treating any wounds on palm trees with a fungicide.
If you suspect that a palm tree in your yard is infected with Palm Polypore, you should contact a certified arborist. The arborist can assess the tree and recommend the best course of action.