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Hair ice fungus

Exidiopsis effusa


When the temperature is just below 0 ºC and there is high humidity, this fungus makes a formation of fine, long frost hairs that stay in this form for several hours to days. The hairs are smooth, often with a silky shine.


On the forest ground on bark-free wood.


Norwegian name: Frostblomst

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1 Comment

i_munasinghe a month ago

Fascinating and great information!

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Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Spotted on Dec 25, 2020
Submitted on Dec 10, 2020

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