Observation 20513: Scorias spongiosa (Schwein.) Fr
When: 2009-04-21
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black dragon
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-04-23 18:42:26 CDT (-0400)

This black fungus grows on the honeydew of a woolly aphid that attacks beech trees. The texture is more like foam rubber than soot. They often grow into forms that resemble people or animals. This one reminds me of a dragon.

The aphids can be seen in this observation:

new to me too! it is a sooty mold…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-23 14:00:49 CDT (-0400)

here’s a link to more details on Tom Volks fine site: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/Sep2007.html

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-23 13:49:56 CDT (-0400)

This looks really real odd … is this a fungus or a lichen???

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