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Summer 2021


Saprobic; growing on decaying hardwood logs or standing dead trees, especially oak and maple. Growing year-round but usually preferring cooler temperatures, this fungus can be found in many areas of the world, including the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Korea and Russia. Fruiting bodies grow resupinate in the cracks of the wood they inhabit. No distinguishable cap, stem, or gills. Individual teeth are short, thin, and string-like appearing as light-tan to brown and usually occur in dense clusters. Individual teeth are approximately 1-2 cm long, but densely packed clusters can grow to 30 cm or more. COMMENTS: Distribution of this fungus is not well understood as it was only reported in the United States in 2009 (Roehl 2019) . Which region this fungus occurs in has not been well studied and future research is needed to properly understand its distribution. This species was once considered in the genera Radulodon but is now placed in Radulomyces (Nakasone 2001). - common name Asian beauty. ID number:


Location: East Brook Valley, Walton, NY (EF - Ericaceae Forest)

Radulomyces copelandii