redheaded fungus

noun
variants: or less commonly redheaded scale fungus

Definition of redheaded fungus

: any of various ascomycetous fungi (genus Sphaerostilbe) that are parasitic on scale insects especially : a fungus (S. aurantiicola)

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“Redheaded fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redheaded%20fungus. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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