Giraffe Spots Peniophora albobadia (Schweinitz) Boidin    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Peniophoraceae   >   Genus Peniophora   

Status:

Crust of individual fruiting bodies often fused; on fallen hardwood branches and logs.

Description:

Red-brown vaguely circular fruiting bodies with white hairy edges, often fusing into larger patches. In age, color fades and white edges becomes less obvious.

Relationships:

Species of this genus are parasitized by Witches Butter (Tremella mesenterica). Because the fruiting bodies of the parasite arise from the Peniophora mycelium, only infrequently are the fruiting bodies of the two visible at the same time. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 89 records in the project database.

View taxon at MycoBank

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images


[View seasonality details]
GAAL WA FR CL MO HO BA BCHACE PG AA CVCHSMKE QACN TADO WISOWO 
Giraffe Spots (combination of individual and fused fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (1/6/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots growing in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/22/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (1/10/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (fruiting bodies) in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/4/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/18/2020). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (fruiting bodies) with Witches Butter in Carroll Co., Maryland (1/15/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/12/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Fruiting bodies of Giraffe Spots and Witches Butter in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/20/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/20/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (fruiting bodies) in Kent Co., Maryland (1/13/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (fruiting bodies) in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/19/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots growing in Carroll Co., Maryland (1/20/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots growing in Howard Co., Maryland (2/23/2020). Verified by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/17/2020). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Howard Co., Maryland (12/23/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots (merged older fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (1/10/2020). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/19/2020). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/28/2020). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/17/2020). (c) Tori Rottman-Turner, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tori Rottman-Turner via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/29/2020). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Carroll Co., Maryland (1/15/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/21/2020). (c) gail, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by gail via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Caroline Co., Maryland (1/3/2021). (c) sarkikos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by sarkikos via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Giraffe Spots in Washington Co., Maryland (2/8/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography



Eating mushrooms can be dangerous. One should do so only with expert advice and great care. MBP accepts no liability for injury sustained in consuming fungi or other biodiversity.