Giraffe Spots Peniophora albobadia (Schweinitz) Boidin  

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 21 records in the project database.

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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 (fruiting bodies) with Witches Butter in Carroll Co., Maryland (1/15/2020). 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 Worcester Co., Maryland (5/20/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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


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