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Dung fungi (I think) for ID please.

Observed: 5th March 2013 By: charlie streetscharlie streets’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenscharlie streets’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Description:

These dung fungi are getting smaller.This is around 0.2mm across and is on cow dung.You can just make out in the photo that it has a tiny bluish/grey ring surrounding an opening (maybe for spore dispersal)which itself is surrounded by a tiny, blackish rosette of spikes.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

It could be a Podospora or

It could be a Podospora or Schizothecium but much more detail needed. There is a key by Mike Richardson here
http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/library/keys/index-phpcid951/

You might also have a Pilobolus in the forground of your photo.
Mal

charlie streets's picture

Hi Mal, the key you mention

Hi Mal, the key you mention has some interesting info on rearing and dealing with dung fungi so thanks for that. The keys themselves though are way beyond me at the moment so I'll happily let these go.