Observation 86860: Pilobolus Tode

When: 2011-10-23

Collection location: Hayward, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: penumbra

No specimen available

Notes:
This was found in a yard, growing in the dirt with Podocarpus leaf duff and a few very old wood chips. It looked and felt like thin Easter grass, but black. Later it produced fine strands with balloon-shaped sporangia.

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Copyright © 2011 Debbi Brusco
After the fine strands appeared
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Spores at 45x objective, shot through the ocular
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Sporangium, 10x objective

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Recognized by sight: not sure what the black is. maybe rhizomorphs?

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