Observation 10358: Pycnoporellus fulgens (Fr.) Donk
When: 2008-09-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found at the base of a small fir snag, growing out of the soil, with lots of conks growing on the snag around it…in the shady woodland. Has been a dry summer but had a few spurts of light rain in the past week prior to finding. Have had two thoughts, phaeolus schweinitizi, or cinnabar polypore. I dye with the phaeolus and would like to see if I could dye with this, if it is a young phaeolus. Also the surface was very velvety.

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Recognized by sight: OK looking at this 5 months later, I think it’s Pycnoporellus fulgens. The color is right, and although the pores are slightly smaller than I would expect, it’s probably the best name for now.

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This one is intriguing,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-06 22:25:36 CST (-0600)

the first thought that came to mind is Hapalopilus croceus but the colors are reversed, (bright pores and lighter cap) and as far as I know it only grows on deciduous wood, mostly Quercus. I agree with Tom that the pores are wrong for Pycnoporellus fulgens. So I’m out of ideas

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-09-02 12:27:24 CDT (-0500)

It looks like Pycnoporellus fulgens, so why not?

Pycnoporellus fulgens?
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-09-02 11:20:43 CDT (-0500)

I was all ready to call this Pycnoporellus fulgens until I looked on the underside closeup. I don’t know what it is. Defintely not Phaeolous or Pycnoporus cinnabarinus. If it’s any consolation, as I understand from the dyers, P. cinnabarinus doesn’t give much of a color— the pigment doesn’t stick to the wool.

Certainly a beautiful specimen and a beautiful picture.

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