5 responses to “Pycnoporus coccineus”

  1. Wendy Cutler

    A catchy photo, and a good read. The article on the potential uses is interesting (not as long as it seems, as half the pages are references), but it’s amazing how well you summarized it in one paragraph.

  2. Trella

    It is certainly an eye catching fungus with it brilliant red color! One could hardly miss it while hiking in the woods. I wonder if it is found in places other than Australia? The most interesting part of it is the fact that it has the ability to de-contaminate industrial waste. This opens the door to real possibilities! Makes my head spin just thinking about it! I hope to find more information to explore.

  3. Pat Willits

    I am curious about the genus name of this spectacular fungus, especially the first 2 syllables: Pycno-
    Here in the Pacific Northwest U.S. we have a large, multi-armed sea star of the genus Pycnopodia.
    Does anyone know what Pycno means?

  4. Tony puddicombe

    pycno- Look up pycno- at Dictionary.com
    before vowels pycn-, word-forming element meaning “close, thick, dense,” from comb. form of Greek pyknos “thick, dense.” Sometimes via German as pykno-

  5. Elizabeth Revell

    It’s in New Zealand as well, so very probably in other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. However, my (admittedly small) reference book points out that it’s commonly found in ports on wooden pallets … so who knows where it will pop up next?

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