I don’t know if it’s even mushrooms. I thought they looked like some galls, but I didn’t find them in my gall book. Please let me know if it’s not fungi right away so I can remove them from MO.
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I don’t mind leaving it at all, but don’t know if MO normally allows non-mushroom objects on the site. It’s posted in the same format, and if someone comes across the image they might think it’s a fungus, unless they read all the discussions. I have few more specimen that I first thought were fungi, but was able to identify as galls using my gall book. The other one I posted recently and identified by you as Rhytisma sp.(61796) – I wasn’t sure whether it was insect-related or fungal when posting it.
don’t remove it.
I think it’s useful to have a reference here to species and fenomenons that could be confused with mushrooms (and these are really neat)!
Thank you and I’m removing this observation since it obviously doesn’t have business being here.
If I remember correctly when I looked it up it may have been the oak spangle gall
The plant in question is white oak.
The leaf looks like sassafras. Knowing the host might help to find the insect.
OK. I’ll remove this shortly. I’m still trawling the internet trying to find these in other places. So far no luck – I’m surprised that things so conspicuous didn’t make it to the front of the search. My insect books don’t have it either. I’m going to send these to my insect friends for ID.
The first time I saw these I shot 2 rolls of Kodachrome thinking they were some wierd type of asco.
like insect galls. Cool looking.
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