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RE: Titanum Leaf Cuttings and yellow fungus

  • Subject: RE: Titanum Leaf Cuttings and yellow fungus
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 14:19:03 -0500 (CDT)

Ah, this is knowledge we have here.

Can I add a creature in my greenhouse? It is a slime mould that puts up
truss-like brown "fruiting bodies" that give of spores in large brown dusty
clouds. Do you know that thing?


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens
> GeoffAroid@aol.com
> Verzonden: woensdag 3 juli 2002 1:59
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Re: Titanum Leaf Cuttings and yellow fungus
> Bill, the fungus (Leucocoprinus birnbaumi) is quite harmless
> to the plants,
> and is a common inhabitant of flower pots in warm
> greenhouses, terrariums etc
> and is originally a tropical species now widespread around
> the world. When
> they open they are very pretty but short-lived. They feed on
> the bark chips
> and other detritus in the compost but will not affect the
> composition of the
> soil to any great extent. Nothing to worry about!
> Geoffrey Kibby, London
> (editor of the fungus magazine Field Mycology)

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