The Orange Mushroom on That Weathered Wood, Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill!

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The Orange Mushroom on That Weathered Wood, Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill!

Hello Mushroom Photography Lovers!

This is my first time posting on Fungi Lovers and hopefully it will continue considering that around the location where I live in Aceh there are many types of mushrooms, from edible to poisonous.

On this occasion, I want to show one of them that I found by accident when I was doing afternoon activities to refresh my body near the field while jogging, I saw a beautiful small plant with orange color adorning the low bushes. This beautiful mushroom sticks to dead wood trees, among the grass.

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After cruising on Google Lens, I came across the unique Latin name for this beautiful plant, Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill. But in my place in Aceh, this plant is called Cendawan Merah or Red Mushroom. Even though it's orange, people in my area call it red. :))

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If we look closely, this mushroom is exactly shaped like a shell, the stem is very short and grows in small groups. Usually this fungus grows wild in hot or tropical climates like my country, Indonesia.

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When we talk about Indonesia, I think we are talking about biodiversity. One of the countries that has a tropical rain forest which means Indonesia has a wet and humid environment. Such an environment is clearly very supportive for the growth of various living things, one of which is fungi, which are organisms that cannot make their own food which requires organic compounds to grow. Mushrooms don't have functioning chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis.

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The mushrooms contained in this post are mushrooms that have macroscopic fruiting bodies so they are easy to observe with the naked eye and have attractive colors such as red, orange, white, yellow brown, black, and even cream. Or with another more popular name, is the Wood Mushroom. I also call it that if anyone asks because of this mushroom.

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This type of fungus is very fond of rotting wood, although this fungus can also live well in wood trees that are still alive as their habitat.

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So, why is that? I think this is an axiom question and doesn't need an answer. In short, as organisms that do not have chlorophyll, these fungi certainly do not have the ability to produce their own food, in other words they cannot use carbon dioxide as a carbon source. Therefore, fungi need organic compounds both from dead organic matter and from living organisms to obtain their food.

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Such is the food and life cycle of the fungus Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill.

Hope this helps, and enjoy mushroom photography.

Love, Seha76!