When: 2014-06-28

Collection location: Central Goldfields, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: TimmiT

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Growing on dung

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perfecty typical, this should be S fimentaria
By: Jonathan M
2014-06-29 09:55:49 CDT (-0400)
Microscopy added
By: TimmiT
2014-06-29 05:12:49 CDT (-0400)

I don’t really know what I should be looking for, but I added some micrographs anyway. They’re pretty horrible but they get the point across. Hopefully someone in the know can say whether it supports the Stilbella ID. Superficially it seems to match the microscopy shown here

perhaps Stilbum or something similar
By: Tom May (funkeytom)
2014-06-28 04:04:22 CDT (-0400)

I wonder if this could be a synnematous hyphomycete, something like Stilbum or Didymostilbe. Stilbum in the old sense has been used for asexual forms that have a bundle of hyphae with spores at the tip, often in a slimy mass. Stilbum has been split into quite a few genera. There are species known from dung such as Didymostilbe coprophila (original publication). Stilbella coprophila also looks like a good match from the macroscopic appearance. Best to check spores for positive id.