Image Number: 1319062

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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.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Hymenomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Crinipellis
Subject: Crinipellis perniciosa (Stahel) Singer
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Image last updated:
Monday, December 11, 2006