Observation 222730: Exidiopsis effusa Bref.
When: 2015-11-11

Notes: Odd “fruiting” of ice hair caused and stabilized by the fungus Exidiopsis effusa- around a small wax pepper plant from our backyard.

Temps recently have been hovering in the low 50’s daily and mid to upper 20’s at night.

This fungus would have had to establish itself in the beauty bark covering our topsoil in the garden pots to create this phenomenon. Don’t think a crust fungus would establish this fast in one season on an annual pepper plant stalk.

Elevation: approx 1500ft.

NOTE: Collected small sample of actual frost hair and placed it between tissue for later study after full evaporation. Possibly we will have a few spores of E.effusa floating in there to add to this post.

POST FROM OF OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITHICE HAIRLINKED BELOW.
Posted in January of 2011 Olympia, WA.
http://mushroomobserver.org/62112?q=2ff9P

Links to recent study on this phenomenon below-
http://www.livescience.com/...

http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/hair/

http://www.egu.eu/...

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