These fungal species also exists in other agricultural crops either endophytically or epiphytically
. The fungi isolated from maize are pathogenic or nonpathogenic to maize crop; it depends on the pathogenicity factors triggered by ecological or exogenous / endogenous physiological changes (Petrini, 1991).
There are even some species which will grow epiphytically
, but usually on the base of the tree trunk, rather than on the higher branches.
I first observed it growing epiphytically
and endophytically on the leaves of two different flowering vascular plants, Magnolia and Vibernum, along the I-10 corridor in Hancock County, Mississippi.
Fruit bodies Formed epiphytically
on rhizomorphs Formed epiphytically
on or laid under cortex of stressed rhizomorphs or endophytically trees and stumps.