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Wooden Flowery Growth

Good morning

We went camping at Thaba Monate near Warmbaths when we saw this round wooden flowery growth on a thorny tree with silver green velvety leaves. My brother in law climbed into the tree, pick it and then cleaned it with his pocket knife and a brush, painted some veneer on and mounted it.

You get different shapes and sizes. This one is open but the one at home as more closed (with the claws/points.,,,, almost touching)

Can you please find out from which tree this is? My husband believes the growth is due to a virus or bacterial infection on the tree.

Thanks,

Marika

One reply on “Wooden Flowery Growth”

could be fungi, mushrooms are not the only fruiting bodies they produce. Was is growing on a weak/dead branch or trunk of a tree?

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