Observation 45070: Herpotrichia
When: 2010-05-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: What you se is above and under some juniperus branch. The white “balls” has diameter of ~5 mm, Found on about 2000m above sea level, so snow has moved avay
not more than 2-3 weeks ago. When branch lightly tuched a great amount of white “dust” (spores I belive)felld off.
The thing was formed allso on near rock, but mayority on this branch, all together cowering space of about 20 × 20 cm.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:06 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Slovenia,Begunjščica’ to ‘Begunjščica, Slovenia’

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Herpotrichia juniperi
By: BubikolRamios
2010-05-03 01:32:01 EDT (-0400)

we have Herpotrichia juniperi allso here
http://www.forestryimages.org/...
I have seen this stuff on great surfaces(like >100m2) of Pinus mugo (up to 2 m height).
The stuff on photo wery low , like up to 20 cm, and wery limited surface, but mybe
this is it, will check further.

Snow Mould
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-05-02 23:27:03 EDT (-0400)

Could be the beginning stages of ‘snow mould’. Check Herpotrichia and Sarcotrochila for local species. In western North America we have the brown felt blight or snow mould Herpotrichia juniperi that grows under the snow and mats the needles into a felt-like subiculum of dark brown hyphae. The growing hyphae under the snow are gray. Photos of the spores would help with an ID.

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