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Fairy Pins (Phaeocalicium polyporaeum) Tiny black pinhead structures on the pilei of Trichaptum biforme. Phaeocalicium polyporaeum grows solely on T. biforme.<br />
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Yet another bucketlist item. I have been scouring T. biforme for years searching for it. Little did I know that I couldn&#039;t even see them with my naked eye. Or maybe I need to get bifocals? LOL Fairy Pins,Geotagged,Phaeocalicium polyporaeum,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Fairy Pins (Phaeocalicium polyporaeum)

Tiny black pinhead structures on the pilei of Trichaptum biforme. Phaeocalicium polyporaeum grows solely on T. biforme.

Yet another bucketlist item. I have been scouring T. biforme for years searching for it. Little did I know that I couldn't even see them with my naked eye. Or maybe I need to get bifocals? LOL

    comments (7)

  1. Rightfully one for the treasure chest. I had no idea such a species even existed, and love the name too. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you! Well, now you know! I think it may actually occur in Europe as well, so get out your magnifying glass (or macro lens)! I honestly just thought there were some dirt smudges on these, but I took photos anyway in hopes that I would find them :D Posted 5 months ago, modified 5 months ago
    2. PS. did you see my other bucketlister this week? Posted 5 months ago
      1. I just did...it's awesome! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Fantastic - I never had heard of these but will keep an eye out now. Posted 5 months ago
    1. I hope you find them! I recommend just taking lots of closeups of the top surface of T. biforme! Posted 5 months ago
  3. That's fabulous Lisa. Happy new year. Posted 5 months ago

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A species of fungus in the family Sphinctrinaceae.

Similar species: Mycocaliciales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Dec 30, 2021. Captured Dec 30, 2021 12:39 in RWP9+C3 Eastford, CT, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/29.0
  • 1/41s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm