Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 25 October 2001
Illustrator: Celia Rosser
Printer: SNP Ausprint
Part of a series of two Christmas Island/Australia fungus stamps.
Fungus: Pycnoporus sanguineus
Orange Bracket, Cinnabar Fungus
This fungus has a flattened, shelf-like shape
and grows singly or in small groups.
It is a 'white rot' saprobic fungus. It was first described from Guana Island in the Caribbean, but occurs throughout the tropics,
usually growing on dead hardwoods with the bark still intact.