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Cinnabar Polypore

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus

Description:

Orange fungi. Growing interestingly enough, only on the burnt side of this bark, found on the sand dunes in this area.

Habitat:

A saprophytic, white-rot decomposer. Its fruiting body is a bright orange shelf fungus. It is common in many areas and is widely distributed throughout the world.

Notes:

The fungi seemed to simply grow around and through the grass bits as you can see on the close up, they were completely embedded in it.

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3 Comments

JennytheTurtle
JennytheTurtle 9 years ago

:) no problems!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Hi Jenny, I agree. I read they are commonly found around the globe. Something I did not know! Thank you for your input!

JennytheTurtle
JennytheTurtle 9 years ago

Yeh, I think it might be the same species

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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2012

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