Witches broom fungus, Crinipellis perniciosa  (Agaricales: Tricholomataceae) - 1319062

Witches broom fungus
Crinipellis perniciosa (Stahel) Singer

Descriptor: Fruiting Bodies
Description: Spores released from the fan-shaped basidiocarp of this inch-wide Crinipellis perniciosa mushroom can infect cacao trees and drastically reduce yields of the beans from which cocoa and chocolate products are made.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Scott Bauer
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, March 05, 2003
Image Information last updated on Monday, December 11, 2006