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unidentified fungi

Description:

Dozens of small (~ 3 mm diameter, the size of a BB) white spherical fungi growing from a fallen log, with stalks ~ 5 mm long and < 1 mm thick (first picture) and to their left (second picture) many similarly-sized white fungi, many of which were spear- or closed umbrella-shaped.

Habitat:

Mixed native and alien tropical insular montane forest.

Notes:

Spotted along Likeke Trail below the Nuuanu Pali lookout on Oahu. There was no opportunity to take measurements or collect specimens. The camera flash unfortunately bleached out whatever otherwise observable tonal variation there might have been in the whiteness of the balls. However it did not appear that the balls were unopened mushroom caps.

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1 Comment

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof a year ago

Some research suggests these fungi might be the fruiting bodies a species of sporangia, such as Arcyria sp. or Bedfordia salicina.

Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States

Spotted on Nov 4, 2020
Submitted on Nov 4, 2020

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