Pycnoporus sanguineus

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Pycnoporus sanguineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Pycnoporus
Species: P. sanguineus
Binomial name
Pycnoporus sanguineus
(L.) Murrill, (1904)
Synonyms

Boletus ruber Lam., (1783)
Boletus sanguineus L., (1763)
Coriolus sanguineus (L.) G. Cunn., (1949)
Fabisporus sanguineus (L.) Zmitr., (2001)
Microporus sanguineus (L.) Pat., (1900)
Polyporus sanguineus (L.) Fr., (1821)
Polystictus sanguineus (L.) G. Mey., (1818)
Trametes cinnabarina var. sanguinea (L.) Pilát, (1936)
Trametes sanguinea (L.) Imazeki, (1943)
Trametes sanguinea (L.) Lloyd, (1924)

Pycnoporus sanguineus is a white rot saprobic fungus. It was discovered on Guana Island (part of the Virgin Islands) but occurs throughout the tropics, usually growing on dead hardwoods. It grows in the form of a thin dry conk with a lateral attachment to its substrate, is bright orange on all surfaces with concentric zonation, and the pores on the underside are minute. It is inedible and probably toxic.

It is also a plant pathogen infecting plane and mango trees.

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