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  • synonyms: Cowberry Redleaf
    Exobasidium vaccinii Mushroom
    Ref No: 7725
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Inedible
    fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Other
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
    habitat: Grows on plant material/manure

    Exobasidium vaccinii (Fuckel) Woron. Cowberry Redleaf. Fruit body forming a whitish of pinkish powdery spore-bearing layer on gall-like, thickened, distorted leaves and shoots of members of the Ericaceae. Spores white, elongate, 1020 x 2.55, becoming 3-septate at maturity. Habitat leaves and young shoots or flowers of certain members of the Ericaceae; rhododendron, pot-grown azaleas, etc. (shown here on Vaccinium). Season late spring to autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Found In Europe and probably north America.

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