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Marked as an invasive species.  I am starting to notice this more and am wondering if anyone is researching this on how fast it is spreading and reacting in Indiana?  First "discovered" in 2009.

Radulodon copelandii or Radulomyces copelandii, the Asian beauty, is a fungus typically found on logs and decaying wood. It is native to Asia, where it is known from the Russian Far East, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.[1] It now also occurs in North America, where it was first found by J. Ginns and Lawrence Millman in Massachusetts in 2009.[1][2] It is a toothed crust fungus identified by whitish or pale yellowish flattened teeth[3] aging to brownish colors.[2] The basidia are at the tip of each tooth[4]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radulodon_copelandii

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So cool, thanks for sharing. Just started reading about it and one person uses it to help treat colds. I've been to a few places south and east of Indianapolis and haven't encountered any yet but I don't have that great of a sample size of outings. Did you find it deeper into the woods?

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@Liquid Cultured I haven't seen it yet in Indiana, but I haven't been to as many spots to look for it compared to KY.  Just be on the lookout.  And, yes, it was in the woods on dead logs the times I have seen it.  Just wanted to raise awareness since it is new from what they say.  I first learned about it from Adam Haritan of Learn Your Land on YouTube and then started looking out for it.  Found out that I had IDed it before on iNaturalist, but hadn't known its origin and special interest.  

 

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