When: 2007-11-25

Collection location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

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.

Species Lists


Copyright © 2007 Andrea Wilson

Proposed Names

22% (3)
Recognized by sight
49% (6)
Recognized by sight: So far as I know the only Pycnoporus in the Caribbean and Central America is P. sanguineus.
41% (3)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
I assumed it was age…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-10-27 05:23:16 CST (+0800)

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.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-10-27 03:47:29 CST (+0800)

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.