Photo 6056948, no rights reserved

Attribution By Peter de Lange
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pjd1

Date

January 17, 2017

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I am not sure if this is Phlyctis or another 'corticoid basidiomycete'. I think its a fungus rather than a "lichen". Seen occasionally on necrotic houhere (Hoheria populnea) branches on otherwise healthy trees. Exposed surface waxy, white. Inner surface of I assume the same fungus erupting through dead host tissue as white, pustular blobs of mycellium.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 13351 & T.J.P. de Lange, PDD

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