Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pycnoporus
Family: Polyporaceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
sanguineus
NOTES

A bracket fungus 2-8 cm across and 1-5 cm wide. It is a vivid orange red and has small pores below. It causes white rot in dead wood.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Murrill
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A thin bright orange bracket which is shiny above
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Tropical cinnibar bracket
Bracket fungus
Dunhoedrooirakswam
Habitat
NOTES: Grows on rotting wood
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Antibiotics
Contains cinnabarin which is an antibiotic. Dead material is also able to take up heavy metals
Toxicity
Not edible but toxicity unknown
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Polypore cinnabarina
Trametes cinnabarinus
Polystictus sanguineus
Pycnoporus cinnabaruis



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