Observation 91638: Sporormiella

When: 2012-03-30

Collection location: UCSC, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Photo by Roz Lowen. Slide prep by Henry Young. Dung by Eastern White-Tailed deer.

Species Lists


white tailed deer dung, dwarves western black tailed deer dung.

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: black, carboniferous flask fungus buried in dung substrate, with only neck extruding. reminded me a bit of the volcanos in “The Little Prince” (but stinkier).
Based on microscopic features: segmented spores, easily breaking apart into individually viable segments when mature.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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7 segments
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-03 19:14:13 PDT (-0700)

per spore? and then 8 spores per ascus? …so roughly 56 viable units per ascus?


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