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Fungus fruiting body

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by KellyW, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Probably most of us have seen these on our mounts occasionally but I haven't photographed one until now. So tiny (~ 3 mm wide) and intricate.

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    jai Orchid addict

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    They are unique and very tiny
     
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    How long will the mount last now? My experience is that it'll start to decay pretty soon.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Carl, this is on a piece of cork bark that has not been in use long. I suspect that the little mushroom is growing on decaying roots of a recently dead orchid. As you know, the cork will last a long time.
     
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    I wish I knew how to ID mushrooms! I've seen one very similar to this. Today I found a very different species.
     
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    Is this dangerous/harmful to the orchid in anyway? Should it be removed when see?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No.
     
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    Thank you:)
     
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    Here one of my mounts. It is the only one that grows these fungus bodies