JoeLewko
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white stuff on moss...possibly moss spores?

today i noticed a lot of very tiny white particles on the moss of my juniper. i think they could be spores from the moss. they come off very easily, and are shaped like little circles. Has anyone ever had this before? i took some pics, but they arent very useful, as it is alomst impossible to see anything, but i can post them if anyone wants to see.

opabinia51
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Moss does not produce spores but, it might be gemmules which are the assexual reproction of bryophytes (mosses).

Though, I would think that the white stuff is probably a fungal spore of some sort. I wouldn't be to concerned unless your tree is showing an signs of an infection.

Most fungi are not pathogens.

JoeLewko
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thanks...ill probably remove them anyway....just in case....

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