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"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: https://res.cloudinary.com/syzygy/image/...
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)
Spotted on Aug 8, 2020
Submitted on Aug 10, 2020