Observation 5521: Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill
When: 2006-11-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Date only accurate to the month.

Proposed Names

42% (5)
Recognized by sight: So far as I know this is the only Pycnoporus in South America (and the only orange one). But I don’t know enough about South American polypores to be sure. The funny looking side structures are fruiting bodies that formed after the stick/ log was turned, since the spore dispersal depends on the pores being aligned with gravity. Beautiful specimen.
-12% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-14 19:52:37 CST (-0600)

that’s image 1 in full resolution. i see “dots,” not pores…

underside is upright….
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-14 15:51:36 CST (-0600)

and covered in pores.

I know
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-01-14 15:30:14 CST (-0600)

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, sanguineus and coccineus. Neither does like look this IMO … I also do not detect any pores …

I’m with Birkebak
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-14 15:10:38 CST (-0600)

I see no pores…

An admirable, eyecatching polypore.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-05-23 10:53:51 CDT (-0500)

If more polypores looked like this one, they would be more eagerly sought and named!

Looks more like Pycnoporus to me
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-12-21 00:03:23 CST (-0600)

I would guess the cause of the funny side growths is that the stick it’s growing on got turned. I’ve seen other polypores create structures like this when that happens.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2007-12-18 14:02:14 CST (-0600)

I was wondering if you looked at the underside… It appears that it could be smooth which would make it something like a stereum… if not though I would imagine it would be a pychnoporellus species…

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