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Pilobolus

Observed: 27th February 2011 By: flaxtonflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Grown on deer dung

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Not familiar -

with the species, but what a great photo!

flaxton's picture

Thanks for that. It is

Thanks for that. It is apparently one of the fastest things in nature. When it is mature it shoots the spore using the water in the bulb. This is so the spore lands well clear of the dung and so will be eaten by another animal. Check out the web and you will see it in action.