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Cinnabar Polypore

Genus Pycnoporus


There are more than one cinnabar polypore that have this distinct color, sadly. I still need to learn how to take spore prints, but I did try to get a shot under the cap and from a few angles. I had to do some acrobatics to get close to them--the fallen tree was propped in another live tree on a foothill slope!


Found growing on a dead fallen tree (maybe black cherry? I can't tell but the bark looks familiar) after several days of cold rain. Mixed forest, Ozark Highlands, 45°F/5°C. Found on a ridge and trail high above town.

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Lat: 36.40, Long: -93.74

Spotted on Oct 26, 2019
Submitted on Nov 7, 2019

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