So way back before Vancouver’s Yaletown was full of condos, there were warehouses and The Gandydancer. Best Vancouver bar ever. (And yes, I’ll include The Cave. But, I only went there once, where I practically lived at the Gandy.)

This Ganoderma applanatum is so fun that we’re calling it the Gandrydancer. And just like the Gandy, it has layers: it’s not just one thing but has something for everyone.

 

About the Ganoderma applanatum

Ganoderma applanatum (the artist’s bracket, artist’s conk or bear bread) is a bracket fungus with a cosmopolitan distribution.

This fungus grows as a mycelium within the wood of living and dead trees. It forms fruiting bodies that are 3–30 cm wide × 5–50 cm long × 1–10 cm thick, hard as leather, woody-textured, and inedible. They are white at first but soon turn dark red-brown. Brown spores are released from the pores on the underside of the fruiting body. The tubes are 4-12 mm deep and terminate in pores that are round with 4-6 per millimetre. The fruiting bodies are perennial, and may persist for multiple years, increasing in size and forming new layers of pores as they grow.

More information: Ganoderma applanatum: Wikipedia