Observation 152833: Non-fungal

When: 2013-11-17

Collection location: Orange Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Parker V

Specimen available

Growing from the underside of Pinus taeda. Tough to the touch when dried. Specimen is a little less than 1cm wide.

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By: Parker V
2013-11-18 08:53:21 MST (-0700)

don’t have any micro pictures. I’ll go back and look at them again sometime soon.

I think it’s mycorrhizal root tips. Roots typically penetrate dead wood in search of the nutrients that fungi make available through decomposition of the wood.

By: Byrain
2013-11-18 08:32:50 MST (-0700)

Do you have any micro images of what you did find?

By: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)
2013-11-18 07:14:32 MST (-0700)

Looks like mycorrhizae

By: Parker V
2013-11-17 18:42:08 MST (-0700)

put these under the microscopy and couldn’t find anything fungal looking – hyphae, spores, etc.

I have never seen this…,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-11-17 16:21:36 MST (-0700)

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