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Pilobolus umbonatus

Observed: 17th January 2012 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:

The distinctive shape of the cap makes this easy to identify as P umbonatus.(Pilobolus rorida var umbonatus)

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

markwilson's picture

Pilobolus

Nice photo

flaxton's picture

Thanks Mark

Thanks Mark

miked's picture

Very nice, have you got a

Very nice, have you got a video of it exploding?

flaxton's picture

My video of spores was from

My video of spores was from an Ascobolus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvfVRfK83Oo and is not nearly as exciting
The Pilobolus spore shot is at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrKJAojmB1Y
Mal

miked's picture

Presumably your video was not

Presumably your video was not taken at 250,000 frames per second. Not sure why that youtube person did not mention how they managed to do this.