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Densely packed, white hairy mold on a common earthball (Scleroderma citrinum). I couldn't detect any sac-like sporangia like most pin molds have.


Found in broadleaf forest drainage ditch.


Over the years I've spotted similar looking molds on bolete mushrooms and Russula mushrooms, though never on a earthball. I've yet to find some information or a lead to a possible ID for this mold, so suggestions are more than welcome. Spotted in Paleispark 't Loo in rural area of Apeldoorn, Holland.

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Jae 2 months ago

Thanks again, Neil! It almost looked like cotton wool so luckily easy to spot among the autumn leaves.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

I've never seen this before. Amazing spotting, Jae.

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Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.23, Long: 5.93

Spotted on Oct 21, 2019
Submitted on Jan 17, 2020

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