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Fungi Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket)

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Botanical Name: Pycnoporus coccineus

Common Name: Scarlet Bracket

Habitat Can be solitary but more common in large groups on sticks and logs, refreshed after rain. It is probably the most widely distributed bracket fungus in Australia.

Distribution: It is probably the most widely distributed bracket fungus in Australia.

Field Notes:

Cap description: Orange scarlet, fan shaped, firm bracket attaching along the straight edge to wood. Size is very variable. Juvenile fruit-bodies are a lovely scarlet colour; the underside is a deeper colour and consists of fine pores. As this fungus ages, the bracket gets larger; also the surface colour tends to fade with age and exposure to strong sunlight – in fact some old specimens are bleached to white, but usually the pores retain some colour.

Stem description: Usually none, occasionally a small, single attachment point.

Odour: NONE

Spore print colour: White

Uses: NA
Reference: http://qldfungi.org.au/resources-2/...t-fungus-in-my-garden/garden-fungi-pycnoporus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnoporus

View attachment 16842View attachment 16843First two photo top of fresh Fungi
View attachment 16844Photo of Pores
View attachment 16845Aging fungi
 
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