Troops of pin-like and sugary looking fruiting bodies; grayish from far, up close hyphae is darker; spores are transparent in water and half moon shaped, with some oil drops.


Specimen treated here is on left of photo.
Dark septate hyphae ‘stipe-like’ part of fruiting body. Two spores are on the underside, and new hyphae buds growing. In water.
Conidiospores grow palm style, at tip of ‘stipe’ . Hyphae is septate and has double walls.
Spore size 23-20 × 2.5 m. u.
I noticed that when young, hyphae is granulose in appearance and when mature, it becomes smooth.

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Recognized by sight: Menispora caesia anamorph
Used references: Réblová, M., Seifert, K. A., & White, G. P. (2006). Chaetosphaeria tortuosa, the newly discovered teleomorph of Menispora tortuosa, with a key to known Menispora species. Mycological research, 110(1), 104-109.

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M. caesia
By: maricel (maricel patino)
2019-08-17 12:13:47 CDT (-0400)

Gracias Django.

Menispora cobaltina is similar but bright blue
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2019-07-30 15:24:32 CDT (-0400)