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Australian Orange Bracket Fungi

Pycnoporus coccineus

Description:

I was astonished to see that the fungi had grown around the twig of the tree!

Habitat:

Australian Bushland


1 species ID suggestions

Cinnabar polypore
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus Pycnoporus cinnabarinus

3 Comments

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT a year ago

Looks like P. coccineus is the better name for this Australian species.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo a year ago

could this be a similar species to my spot? found in South Africa
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123...

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT a year ago

In the US and Europe, I would call that the Cinnabar polypore (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus). Not sure if it's found in Oz though.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.77, Long: 151.12

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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