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White Rot Saprobic Fungus

Pycnoporus sanguineus


A pair of fungi growing on a dead fallen tree. The lower, larger one was about 12 cm and the upper, smaller one was about 4-5 cm. They were a bright cinnamon red in the sun.


This was found on a fallen tree lying in the open sun in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

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Tukup 8 months ago

Mauna & Emilie, I've updated this according to your suggestions. Thanks much. I think I have several others that are probably the same. I appreciate the help.

Tukup 8 months ago

Hi Emilie. I think you are right. Thanks much for the help. I'm a newcomer to the fungi field and appreciate your help.

EmilieChich 8 months ago

Probably Pycnoporus sanguineus, very common throughout the tropics.

Tukup 8 months ago

Hi Mauna. Just saw this. For some reasons I am not getting comments or patch notifications from Project Noah. Must be something not working correctly. Thanks for the tip. I know nothing about fungi but am looking forward to learning.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 months ago

Reminds me of the cinnabar polypore (https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-natur...) but I am not familiar with specific fungi in Ecuador. Pycnoporus genus can be found worldwide, though, so it’s a start.

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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Jul 15, 2011
Submitted on Feb 12, 2019

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