Observation 152833: Non-fungal

When: 2013-11-17

Collection location: Orange Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Parker V

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Growing from the underside of Pinus taeda. Tough to the touch when dried. Specimen is a little less than 1cm wide.

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By: Parker V
2013-11-18 10:53:21 CST (-0500)

don’t have any micro pictures. I’ll go back and look at them again sometime soon.

I think it’s mycorrhizal root tips. Roots typically penetrate dead wood in search of the nutrients that fungi make available through decomposition of the wood.

By: Byrain
2013-11-18 10:32:50 CST (-0500)

Do you have any micro images of what you did find?

By: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)
2013-11-18 09:14:32 CST (-0500)

Looks like mycorrhizae

By: Parker V
2013-11-17 20:42:08 CST (-0500)

put these under the microscopy and couldn’t find anything fungal looking – hyphae, spores, etc.

I have never seen this…,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-11-17 18:21:36 CST (-0500)

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