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Shaving brush fungus

Trichocoma paradoxa


"A saprophytic fungus which starts off as as fuzzy white/yellow mass, the fruiting/spore-bearing bodies develop as long brown "hairs" - giving this fungus its name. Lightly brushing the hairs of this fungus releases the spores. Found on old trees and dead rotting logs - actually quite common though not often seen unless you know where to look." (by Asterope) The thin, silky filaments were full of brown spores and made my fingers painted as I have touched. Also note the smaller, immature 'unit' on the upper part of the image with filaments still bond togeteher. *** Full image (3,99 MB) here:


I have spotted it on a rotting log placed on the old concrete platform of the terrace of a suburban property, Öreg-Kishomok, Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, Carpathian basin, Europe.


"From Wikipedia: Trichocoma is a genus of fungus in the Trichocomaceae family. The genus is monotypic, containing the single species Trichocoma paradoxa, widespread in tropical regions." (by Asterope)

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You are welcome Gabor :-)
Great to have you around spreading a bit of your knowledge.I'll be waiting for more of your observations.

syzygy a year ago

Hello Antonio, nice to meet you, also really glad I have bumped into this excellent board!
(details in my comment on the related spotting)

I plan to share some of my spottings here later on. (for now I am still exploring functions and features of the website)

My special favorite creatures are Gymnomycotae and Salticidae as per Fungii and Arthropodae in general. - Pity, I have no equipment to record my very best favorites; Tardigrades...! (:

See you!


Hello syzygy and welcome to the Project Noah community!
Nice first spotting!
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Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Aug 8, 2020
Submitted on Aug 10, 2020

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