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    Jeremiah Harris's Avatar
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    Hello,

    This is growing in the pot of a friends C.follicularis anyone know what it might be?

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    It's a fungus, probably a Scutellinia species. It usually occurs on damp wood, and it looks like there's plenty of it in that soil.

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    That is very interesting.... kinda neat looking although you wouldn't want it in your pots.
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    I'd want it in my pots!...at least in my regular plant pots :P
    I've found a couple of mushrooms and I intentionally tried to make them grow (yes yes I know, the spores, blah blah) and so far only one took hold... now every time it rains during the summer I get a couple of nice-looking mushrooms.
    I wish they were edible though. now THAT would rock.
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    Hello.

    Thanks for your help.

    I know that looks like damp wood but that is just peat but very close up.

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    HURPH all i get is damp-of
    that makes no logic

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    I duno why fungus is considered a bad thing. Many plants benfit from a relationship with fungus. The fungus and roots og the plants intermingle and share nutrients. There is some species of orchids that no longer do photosynthesis to grow. They realy solely on their relationship with different funguses for their nutrients. Those orchids grow soley undergrownd withthe exception of the flowering period. I can think unless its negativly affecting the plants then let her be. Looks cool too. Oh and every orchid in the wild depends on fungus to grow from seed. The seeds do not have an endosperm for nutrients until it can photosynthesise on its own. So it uses fungus. Pine trees require a certain type of fungus to grow too. You will be surprise how many different plants depend on fungus. Have fun and again those to look like neat fungal fruits too.
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    Wild! No idea what those are, look like tiny cornflakes with hair! Are they hard? Perhaps they are some sort of lichens taking hold on that damp wood? Is that damp wood with some sphagnum grown on it?

    My N. hamata pot grew a surprise sundew (I don't have any) and then last fall some very tall skinny mushrooms started appearing periodically, haven't seen any since this spring. My highland chamber draws air from outside the house and behind me is still partially forest.

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