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Mycelia Fan

Mycelia corsa

Description:

This is a web-like fungus that I found anchored to a living very small tree trunk and two Heliconia leaves. Apparently two individual spores landed where the leaves and tree came together and grew from there. I sent these photos to "Fungi of Ecuador" where it was identified - "Mycelia corsa like those are usually formed by the gestrales group (puff balls)."

Habitat:

Secondary forest growth in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador (700 masl).

Notes:

This is very similar to the one just posted by Zlatan Celebic here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/90... Something brand new for me.

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2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 2 weeks ago

Absolutely. They have some real expert's in that group. Thanks Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Wow how amazing to get a real ID for this.

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 9, 2021
Submitted on Apr 6, 2021

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