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Cinnabar Polypore

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus


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


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.


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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JennytheTurtle 9 years ago

:) no problems!

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 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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