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Red Tree Brain Fungus
Peniophora rufa


Middlebury, Vermont, USA




While red tree brain fungus can be pathogenic, causing disease in trees of the aspen family, it is also saprobic. Saprobes are an essential part of the planet's recycling crew in that they break down dead organic matter such as leaves and wood, making the nutrients once again available to plants and other organisms.

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