Hophornbeam Disc Aleurodiscus oakesii (Berk. & M. A. Curtis)  

Description:

Tiny (1-3mm) disc-shaped fruiting bodies on bark of living trees. Fertile surface: buff-pink becoming brownish and powdery in age; sterile surface: white, hairy. May overwinter (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Found on bark of hophornbeam, hickories, oaks, and other hardwoods. A closely related species occurs on conifers.

There are 38 records in the project database.

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Mature Hophornbeam Disc fruiting bodies in Howard Co., Maryland (4/11/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hophornbeam Disc on the trunk of a White Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (4/11/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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