Notes:

Substrate: Living hardwood tree.

Habit: Two fruiting bodies found closely together on substrate.

Fruiting bodies: Diameters: ~30 mm and ~40 mm; height/thickness: 1.5-2 mm. Sessile on substrate. Margin undulating and uplifted. Upper surface has a thin, clear layer of flesh than reflects light in such a way that makes it glow (apparent in the pictures). Anastamose hymenial surface. Surface texture: dry, rubbery and flexible; Inner flesh texture: dry and gelatinous. Mild smell. Translucent red-orange in color.

Ecoregion: NT0166
Southwest Amazon Moist Forests

Collected for the 2017 SUNY-ESF Fungi of Bolivia Field Course & 2nd Field Workshop on Neotropical Polypores

side note: I think these specimens look particularly beautiful because of their uplifted, undulate margins which resemble the fins of a manta ray sliding along the ocean floor. That and the glowing layer of flesh on the upper surface make them look particularly attractive.

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