Name: Trametes sanguinea (L.) Lloyd
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Trametes sanguinea

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (L.) Lloyd

Citation: Mycol. Writ. 7(Letter 72): 1291 (1924)

Deprecated Synonyms: Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill

Misspellings: Trametes sanguineus


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Polyporaceae

Genus: Trametes

Species: Trametes sanguinea

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Index Fungorum record 473624,
MycoBank record 473624

Pycnoporus sanguineus is most notably characterized by its red color. Termed “red fungus,” P. sanguineus is a plant pathogen most typically found at elevations ranging from 0 – 8,704ft in tropical or subtropical regions of the world. Mainly growing on dead or decaying wood, fruiting bodies may grow individually or clustered, sometimes overlapping. The fruiting bodies of P. sanguineus contain both a cap and a stem. The caps are characterized by a bright red/orange color and can vary in both diameter and thickness. Normally, caps range from 3 – 14cm in diameter and can grow up to 5mm in thickness. Some of the most distinguishing characteristics of the caps other than the color are their texture. In general, caps appear to be smooth, leathery, or corky in appearance. They also display fairly rigid edges transitioning in non – fading colors. On average, stems range from 2 – 7cm but are sometimes absent depending on their location upon its nutrient source. Located directly underneath the caps are the gills. Contained within the gills are hyaline hyphae equipped with thin walled clamps and microscopic spores called basidiospores. The basidiospores appear short, ovate, and smooth. The basidiospores are responsible for the production of fruiting bodies and are distributed within the environment by falling branches or other organic debris. (1)

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