Pycnoporus sanguineus
POLYPORE FAMILY (Polyporaceae)

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This mushroom has a brilliant red cinnamon cap. The cap is smooth and shiny. It is from 1-5 inches wide.Photo C shows the pores.

It is found on logs and fallen branches during summer and fall. It seems rare in Fontenelle Forest having been found only in 2 places on dying elms. These photos were taken on Cottonwood Trail near Mill Hollow.

It is also known as Polyporus sanguineus. It is very similar to Pycnoporus cinnabarinus but has a more southerly distribution and is thinner and has a smoother surface.

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