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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Atheliales: Atheliaceae: Athelia epiphylla Pers.

Athelia epiphylla – candleabra duster

Synonyms: Asterostromella epiphylla, Athelia centrifuga, Corticium centrifugum, Corticium epiphyllum, Fibularhizoctonia centrifuga, Fibulorhizoctonia centrifuga, Hypochnus candidus, Hypochnus centrifugus, Hypochnus epiphyllus, Rhizoctonia centrifuga, Thelephora epiphylla.

Common name: candleabra duster.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Athelia arachnoidea is a corticioid fungus in the family Atheliaceae. The species forms thin, white, cobwebby basidiocarps (fruit bodies) and typically occurs saprotrophically on leaf litter and fallen wood. It can, however, also be a facultative parasite of lichens and can additionally be a plant pathogen (typically found in its asexual Fibularhizoctonia carotae state), causing "crater rot" of stored carrots.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

White corticioid mushroom <B>Athelia epiphylla</B>(?) under a fallen pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-15.htm">December 15, 2019</A>
LinkWhite corticioid mushroom Athelia epiphylla(?) under a fallen pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 15, 2019
White corticioid (crust) fungus <B>Athelia epiphylla</B> on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkWhite corticioid (crust) fungus Athelia epiphylla on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Texture of white corticioid (crust) fungus <B>Athelia epiphylla</B> on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkTexture of white corticioid (crust) fungus Athelia epiphylla on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close-up of white corticioid (crust) fungus <B>Athelia epiphylla</B> on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of white corticioid (crust) fungus Athelia epiphylla on a fallen pine or oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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