Unknown fungus from Nichole, South Carolina

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This is a roundish plant that is growing in clay soil near roots of a pine tree. The texture is squishy- similar to a mushroom. They have no stems and I am finding them partially below ground/ sticking out of the soil. The color is brown- dark orange.

Hi Nichole,

I’m sorry, I know almost nothing about fungi. You need a mycologist, not a botanist. There are some fungus identification groups on the Internet.

Good luck!



Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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