Observation 74107: Cheilymenia Boud.

When: 2011-08-17

Collection location: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Kari (Kari)

No specimen available

Clusters of tiny orange discs found on my property, growing on horse dung.

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A microscope is definitely on my wish list!
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-10 19:01:19 PDT (-0700)

I agree, Debbie – a decent microscope would be an indispensible tool for a self-confessed geek like me. I’m already saving my extra pennies! Nice to know there are others out there who are equally obsessed with searching animal poo for fungi :D

And many thanks to you and Gerhard for the coprophilous fungi references.

even more indispensible than a monograph…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-17 09:34:57 PDT (-0700)

would be a microscope. got one? I suspect that you might, since you actually came up with a fairly reasonable name for this dung dwelling asco, and you are geeky enough to search dung for mushrooms! ;)

for a conclusive ID, we will need to dip below the surface of this sighting…

Do they still retain Coprobia?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-17 09:32:22 PDT (-0700)

Our European Coprobia granulata has been transformed to Cheilymenia. Last I know.
But I am not always up to date with ascomycetes.

A monograph could be useful
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-03-17 09:24:44 PDT (-0700)

if this is Cheilymenia, and not Coprobia…

This is what is indispensable for Cheilymenia …
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-17 08:09:55 PDT (-0700)

A World Monograph of the Genus Cheilymenia: (Discomycetes, Pezizales, Pyronemataceae)

Jiri Moravec
256 pages, 33 colour illus, 108 b&w illus.
IHW Verlag

here’s the full title…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-17 07:28:20 PDT (-0700)

“Dung Fungi an illustrated guide to coprophilous fungi in new zealand” by Ann Bell.

Available at Victoria Press.


You will LOVE this book, and YOU won’t have to pay the big shipping bill that I did! :)
Still, a bargain considering what the US bookseller creeps were asking for this beautiful little paperback…up to a thousand US dollars, for a $17 pamphlet!!! Please.

Best of all, it is applicable across the world, not just in your corner of the planet.

Enjoy, and keep on posting your cool finds here. We love the international flavor of MO! ;)

the joy of colour-coding
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-03-16 19:26:56 PDT (-0700)

Almost the same shade of orange, too :D

I haven’t heard of the NZ dung fungi book – sounds fantastic, I’ll have to track one down off the internet. Thanks!

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-16 19:07:49 PDT (-0700)

you color coded your pencil to match the asco!

do you have the dung fungi book from NZ? it’s smashing!

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