Observation 5515: Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill
When: 2007-11-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Seen in a mangrove swamp apparently growing on a mangrove.


The genus is just a guess based on the orange color of the young caps of this polypore. Unfortunately we were in a small boat in a mangrove swamp so I couldn’t actually reach the mushrooms and this was the best shot we could get.

Proposed Names

12% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
61% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: So far as I know the only Pycnoporus in the Caribbean and Central America is P. sanguineus.
62% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

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Eyes3 = Current consensus

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I assumed it was age…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-10-26 16:23:16 CST (-0500)

rather than a difference between the surface and the hymenium. Based on the images on MO it does look like these species fade with age. For example, image 25679, image 45132 and image 45178.

doubtful
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-10-26 14:47:29 CST (-0500)

Both P. sanguineus and P. cinnabarinus have bright and nearly identical coloration on the cap and pores. From this shot, it looks as though the hymenium is considerably paler than the red top.

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