Observation 20955: Non-fungal
When: 2009-05-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I noticed this row of bumps on a fallen pine log. I’m not sure if this is an old “carbon balls” fungus or not.

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Re: Fungi sp.
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-05-13 12:16:58 CDT (-0400)

Another possibility would be very small burls on the pine:


If you can, go back & try to cut one off with a small saw (Swiss army knife?)

Resin, the pine’s sap
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-13 02:51:21 CDT (-0400)

makes round blobs when it’s leaking.

shows dry resin, blackened on the outside – and yellow, still not quite dry.
This is what’s called amber when it’s become a fossil.

With what?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-05-12 20:09:21 CDT (-0400)

I don’t tend to carry a saw around with me. :) So what does make round nodules on pine?

No Daldinia on Pine
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-12 13:24:26 CDT (-0400)

You should have tried to cut through it..

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-05-12 13:11:08 CDT (-0400)

You don’t think so? I dismissed it at first, but when I looked more closely I saw that the bumps were nearly perfectly spherical. The one photo may not show that very clearly though.

No Daldinia
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-12 03:13:41 CDT (-0400)

I guess no fungus at all, just dry resin.

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