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My parents sent me these photos saying their tree is sprouting fur. They. Are growing on a Texas Ash tree. They say brown powdery stuff flies off when touched.


West Texas plateau, deserty, rocky terrain. Local plants include mesquite, cedars, prickly pear.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AdamBrown 5 years ago
Brown Hairy Mold
genus > Stemonitis

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AdamBrown 5 years ago

Genus Stemonitis is my best guess after googling brown hairy mold. I guess there are 18 species of it. If you google Stemonitis, you'll find better photos than on the Wikipedia link.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Now that is quite amazing. Looks like a tree crossed with a highland cow. Tell your folks "Great spotting."

AdamBrown 5 years ago

I didn't have the right photo as my default at first. I'm also commenting to get it back on the home page since I didn't get any responses the first time:P

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Abilene, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2015
Submitted on May 29, 2015


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