Please help identify this fungus

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at
Mon Dec 3 04:24:43 EST 2001

beyeriii at (BeyerIII) wrote in message news:<20011129143004.14224.00000005 at>...
> >> Hello,
> >> 
> >> I came across this unusual fungus in South Florida, if it is not too much
> >> trouble, please help me identify it.
> >> 
> >>
> >> 
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Malcolm Beyer
> >> BeyerIII at
> >
> >My initial reaction is some kind of leaf gall growing on what appears
> >to be a myrtle. What _is_ it growing on, btw?
> >
> >Daniel B. Wheeler
> >
> >
> Thank you very much for the reply,
> Professor Hudler at Cornell coincides 
> with your guess and suggests it might 
> be an Exobasidium.
> Others have also asked what the host 
> plant is, and unfortunately I don't know.
> A local botanist suggests it is a Mangrove.
> I will try to confirm the identity of the host 
> plant and let you know if it is not a 
> Mangrove.
> is a very 
> interesting website, and I think your 
> idea of harveting Native American truffles
> is fantastic.  I am looking forward to 
> trying some of them when I get back 
> to work (I am a programmer between
> jobs).
> Thanks for the reply, I am honored 
> to have such noteable people help me 
> identify this fungus.
Thank you for your comments on the website, Keller. It's nice to be
appreciated. <G>

A _lot_ of people still don't know that truffles exist in the US. But
they have a 130 year history at this time. And more continue to be
found. I think I found a new species two weeks ago.

Daniel B. Wheeler

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