Observation 147809: Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Jacq.) P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-09

Notes: Red mycelium can be seen on the branch wherever the bark has been damaged, exposing sapwood beneath. A quick review indicated that P. cinnabarinus has colonized the entire branch, but further inspection indicates several other fungi may have led the way and appear to be still actively fruiting. Are they symbiotic or merely tolerating each others presence? Have the pioneers made the progress of P. cinnabarinus possible? Other species include Stereum ostrea, black xylaria-like fruit body pressing through horizontal openings in the bark, A. biscognauxia, and several lichens

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Included as associate, not as mixed collection
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Included as associate, not as mixed collection
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Included as associate, not as mixed collection
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Microscopy unproductive, but interesting to note red color was clearly seen in all images. This might be a spore, but there were not enough on this young specimen to be sure.

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Recognized by sight: Bright red polypore on decaying oak branch

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