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Red Tree Brain Fungus
Peniophora rufa

Location

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

Date

04/03/2021

Description

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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Meg Madden
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