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Camillea leprieurii

Camillea leprieurii


Phylum: Ascomycota Subphylum: Pezizomycotina Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae Genus: Camillea Species: Camillea leprieurii Unusual 1/8" (.32cm) diameter 1 1/4" (3.25cm) long black and white tubular fungus on tree trunk about 1m (3ft) above jungle floor.


Although this group was on a LIVE tree, most are seen on fallen/dead branches/trees in the South American rainforests (Peru/Ecuador +).


Spores are ejected from the tubes and travel some distance (as cited in Kew Gardens notes).

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1 Comment

AmazonWorkshops 6 years ago

Another great contribution. Thank you for adding these great fungi shots. I think we might be able to give this one the common name of "cigarette fungus" :-)

Spotted by

Fernando Lores, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jun 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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