SOLVED: Orange fungus?

Mebane, NC(Zone 7b)

Hello all,

I've seen a couple of trees (maybe Cleveland or Bradford pear) that have these orange spiky things on the fruit. If you tap it or drop it, the orange stuff puffs into an orange cloud of smoke like either pollen or spores. What is it and is it dangerous to the tree? Thanks in advance!

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Mebane, NC(Zone 7b)

That's it. Thank you!

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