Cinnabar Polypore (Trametes cinnabarina)
Habitat: Growing on a downed hardwood branch on the side of a road in Northwest Georgia (Floyd County), US.
Pileus: Smooth to slick, concentric zones of pale orange, white, and deeper orange.
Fertile surface: VIBRANT orange pores.
KOH on pileus—>Immediate red. Over time, develops gray/black tone.
KOH on flesh—> yellow to olive.
KOH on pores—>yellow.
''Pycnoporus cinnabarinus'', also known as Cinnabar Polypore, is a saprophytic, white-rot decomposer. Its fruiting body is a bright orange shelf fungus. It is common in many areas and is widely distributed throughout the world.