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Unidentified at Suppressed - 19 Jun 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 19 Jun 2018

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Unidentified 8 Jul 2018 ruthkerruish

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One fungus of the many organisms that biodegrade the wood chips we put around plants. This photo was of the remains of a 2 year pile of wood chips.

3 comments

ruthkerruish328 wrote:
   11 Jul 2018
Most fungi, including those which produce mushroom-like fruiting bodies, which appear in arborist woodchips, are not disease-causing.
KenT1.4K wrote:
   11 Jul 2018
Sorry I could not begin to make a guess what this is. In the past one would have put it under a microscope to see if any recognisable structures were present, failing that, then try and see what would grow in culture and proceed from there. These days molecular methods would probably be the first step?
ruthkerruish328 wrote:
   12 Jul 2018
I think a taxonomist with knowledge of this type of fungus only is required - but I put it into CNM not with the idea of precisely identifying it but reminding people of what is in arborist wood chips. I also should have added that this type of fungus can produce a lot of spores which are breathable.

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  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 19 Jun 2018 Recorded on
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