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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:51 AM
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Black feathery fungi

Can anyone identify the attached black feathery fungi. I live in SE Wisconsin and the
fungi is growing on the north side of the house in a dark area. We have not had much rain in the past 30 days. I just noticed these today. It is in about 5 different places on the painted ceadr siding.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 05:36 PM
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Re: Black feathery fungi

Interesting! How many inches across is this patch roughly?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 05:24 AM
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Re: Black feathery fungi

It's about 3" high and 2" wide and sticks out from the wall about 1". The consistancy is very light and feathery. The others (about 3) are smaller.

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Re: Black feathery fungi

Possibly a Stemonitis relative (slime mold)
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Re: Black feathery fungi

Cousin It Gets a Dye Job.
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Re: Black feathery fungi

haha...cousin It...lol
i believe this is a decentigrated form of stemonitis? after it starts sporing the actual fruiting body deteriorates quickly to become just the spore (what u'r seeing here).......it's a type of slime mould...not a mushroom.....and fascinating to see when it first arrives...
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