the name of this orange fungi that grows on logs

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  1. luckyinspiration

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    Hello,

    do anyone here know the name of this fungi, (orange, grows on logs?)
    i am doing a research project on it and its really urgent!

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    additional details: i found this fungi in singapore (southeast asia), which is a tropical climate.

    please reply, your kindness is really appreciated!
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Do you remember what the underside looked like? Such as gills, pores, flat, teeth etc?

    -frog
     
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    im not too sure about the underside, but it seems to have spores. i can eliminate gills and teeth. have you already have any idea what it might be? =D

    --Actually i'm not quite sure about what i said about the gills/ teeth/ spores though.
     
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    here are 2 more pictures for reference.

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If it has pores on the underside and if that log is a hardwood, my guess is Pycnoporus cinnabarinus. I'm told this has a worldwide distribution.
    Keep in mind I'm not from your region.
    cheers,
    frog
     
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    Thank you so much for your informative reply!

    Best Regards
     
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    May I then know the difference between Pycnoporus sanguineus and Pycnoporus cinnabarinus?

    We went to look at the fungi today again and indeed, it grows on hardwood and does have spores. As the time when we went was during the sweltering afternoon, the fungi seems to have been "dried" up and hardened.
    This contrasts with the previous closeups we took which was in the morning (with the dew).


    Therefore, in reply to the answer regarding Pycnoporus sanguineus, is the 'drying up' a sign that the fungi is not specially adapted to a tropical climate?

    Thank you!
     

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