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I guess it's a fungus, but looks like a bunch of flowers in miniature. It is relatively common where this specimen was found.
Brazil's interior, MG state. It clings to the stem of live plants in a well-shaded and moist environment.
Like most fungi, it is remarkable super sensitivity of this species with respect to the environment where it proliferates. Just a little more light available, in addition to the ideal, can decimate it. Three days after pruning the plant where he was was enough for him to disintegrate completely.