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Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: ID please

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kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

August 5, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9230770

This is growing in my potted palm in my house. I just noticed it a few days ago and overnight it grew from about 1" in height to 2" in height. I suspect my cat used the pot as a litter box a few weeks ago when she snuck into this room. Could that be the cause of it? Anyone know what it is? And yes, it is very yellow!

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2012
3:10 AM

Post #9231128

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii . . . one of the regular questions here ;-)

It regularly turns up in plant pots, and is harmless (though I'd not suggest eating them!). It feeds on decaying compost (and maybe helped by cat pee!) in the pot, converting the compost into nutrients that the pot plant can use.

Resin

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9231190

Thanks! My one year old great-niece had gotten her hands into that same pot last week so I wanted to be sure it was nothing harmful. :)

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