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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.


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