Observation 20513: Scorias spongiosa (Schwein.) Fr

When: 2009-04-21

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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black dragon
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-04-23 15:42:26 PDT (-0700)

This black fungus grows on the honeydew of a woolly aphid that attacks beech trees. The texture is more like foam rubber than soot. They often grow into forms that resemble people or animals. This one reminds me of a dragon.

The aphids can be seen in this observation:
http://www.mushroomobserver.org/13486?

new to me too! it is a sooty mold…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-23 11:00:49 PDT (-0700)

here’s a link to more details on Tom Volks fine site: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/Sep2007.html

WOW!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-23 10:49:56 PDT (-0700)

This looks really real odd … is this a fungus or a lichen???

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