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Phycomyces nitens

Observed: 8th January 2013 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Phycomyces nitens
sporangiophore
Sporangium (yellow)
Sporangia (black)
spores
Description:

Hairy growth on moss.
Sporangiophores 7 cm long, hyaline near sporangia, unbranched, some metallic.
Sporangia yellow then black.
Spores elliptical/oblong, some phaseoliform/reniform 15.5-20.5 x 9-11.5.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Details of genus here:

Details of genus here: http://zygomycetes.org/index.php?id=79

Key to species here: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3755828?uid=3738032&uid=4576836057...

1 Sporangiospores oval to elliptical --> 2
- Sporangiospores globose --> P microsporus

2 Sporangiospores averaging 15 - 30 µm in length --> P nitens
- Sporangiospores averaging 8 -12 µm in length --> P blakesleeanus