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Unknown spotting

Description:

Purplish fungus encrusting a moss-covered branch, even covering the moss in some spots.

Habitat:

Moss-covered branch in Newnans Lake Conservation Area

Notes:

It had lots of little red bugs on it, which I did not see on any other fungi or plants around (https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11...)


1 species ID suggestions

Student
Student 2 weeks ago
Tree Fungus
Polypore

5 Comments

cole19
cole19 2 weeks ago

Ok I know what it is now it is a tree fungus called polypore.

cole19
cole19 2 weeks ago

I don't know exactly what this is but I'm pretty sure it's a fungus.

Machi
Machi 2 weeks ago

I just added the photos of the lobes. I found them after I uploaded. But no, they are not turkey tails.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

I thought this was a lichen with massive lobes. It is a fungus (I didn't see the second photo) :-/ Could these be turkey tails?

Machi
Machi 2 weeks ago

I don't recall it, unfortunately. Kicking myself for not taking a photo of the tree zoomed out.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

That is an impressive fungus, Machi. You've got good eyes to spot the little red bugs as well. What species of tree did you find these on?

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.68, Long: -82.21

Spotted on Feb 3, 2019
Submitted on May 5, 2019

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