Observation 155953: Plantae Haeckel

When: 2013-12-19

Collection location: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: dario.z (dario13)

No specimen available

Images

Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 290.JPG
Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 289.JPG
Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 288.JPG
Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 287.JPG
Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 286.JPG
Canon EOS 60 D DECEMBER 19.13 284.JPG

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: It’s just bark

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Comments

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interesting
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-21 09:11:35 CET (+0100)

I would suggest a fungus which this vaguely resembles, but I think what we’re seeing is all bark, undifferentiated from the rest of the tree. the underlying cause of these growths/galls could be fungal, but I see nothing overtly fruiting body-like in these photographs.