Identification: Black feathery fungi

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    Can anyone identify the attached black feathery fungi. I live in SE Wisconsin and the
    fungi is growing on the north side of the house in a dark area. We have not had much rain in the past 30 days. I just noticed these today. It is in about 5 different places on the painted ceadr siding.

    Thanks for your help.

    jerryswi
     

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    Frog Active Member Forums Moderator

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    Interesting! How many inches across is this patch roughly?
     
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    It's about 3" high and 2" wide and sticks out from the wall about 1". The consistancy is very light and feathery. The others (about 3) are smaller.

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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years of Activity

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    Cousin It Gets a Dye Job.
     
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    haha...cousin It...lol
    i believe this is a decentigrated form of stemonitis? after it starts sporing the actual fruiting body deteriorates quickly to become just the spore (what u'r seeing here).......it's a type of slime mould...not a mushroom.....and fascinating to see when it first arrives...
     

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