Spore-forms in sporophores ofGanoderma lucidum (Leyss.) Karst

  • Sachindranath Banerjee
  • Anjali Sarkar


1. In this paper information regarding the various spore-forms ofGanoderma lucidum has been presented.

2. It has been found that besides the normal basidiospores, two other spore types also occur in the fructifications of the fungus collected from Nature or produced in artificial culture. These are ‘secondary spores’ and ‘gasterospores’.

3. Characteristic features of all the spore types have been fully described and their modes of origin noted.

4. All the three types of spores are more or less identical to each other in appearance. But the secondary spores have endospores less verrucose than the endospores of the other two types, whereas the gasterospores are characterised by two opposite notches in their exospores.


Spore Type Tramal Artificial Culture GANODERMA LUCIDUM Ganoderma Applanatum 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1959

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sachindranath Banerjee
    • 1
  • Anjali Sarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of CalcuttaIndia

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