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Scarlet Waxcrust - Phlebia coccineofulva Some parts were more orange, while other sections were red. It was very vibrant and was also wet &ndash; I&rsquo;m not sure if it was from rain or guttation. The entire area covered was about 60 cm long.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood in a coniferous forest.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood in a coniferous forest.<br />
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Scarlet Waxcrust - Phlebia coccineofulva

Some parts were more orange, while other sections were red. It was very vibrant and was also wet – I’m not sure if it was from rain or guttation. The entire area covered was about 60 cm long.

Habitat: Rotting wood in a coniferous forest.

Scarlet Waxcrust - Phlebia coccineofulva Crust fungus growing on rotting wood in a mostly coniferous forest. Some parts were more orange, while other sections were red. It was very vibrant and was also wet – I’m not sure if it was from rain or guttation. The entire area covered was about 60 cm long.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood in a coniferous forest.<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Looks really familiar, but I cannot place it right now... :/ hmmm Posted one year ago
    1. I've posted on MO and FB so far with no luck. The closest that I could guess was Phlebia sp., but it doesn't look quite right. So, I'm not sure and definitely welcome any suggestions :)! Posted one year ago
    2. Eureka! I think I figured it out! Posted one year ago
      1. Nice!! I never saw that you found the ID on this one! Posted 6 months ago

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''Phlebia coccineofulva'', commonly known as the scarlet waxcrust, is a species of crust fungus in the family Meruliaceae. It was described as a new species by Lewis David de Schweinitz in 1832. The fungus is found in North America, continental Europe, and northern Asia, where it grows as a saprophyte on decaying stumps and woody forest debris.

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Sep 30, 2018. Captured Sep 27, 2018 13:24 in 3370 VT-30, Dorset, VT 05251, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm