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19-11-2019 22:08

Hagen Graebner Hagen Graebner

Dear all - thses Ascomycetes are growing on cultur

21-11-2019 23:59

Matthias Mann Matthias Mann

Dear community, In all my Asco-Books I cannot fin

21-11-2019 23:20

Valencia Lopez Francisco Javier

Hola a tod@sAdjunto algunas fotos de unas Octospor

07-11-2019 20:59

Riet van Oosten Riet van Oosten

Hello, Found by Laurens van der Linde on a young

19-11-2019 17:10

Lothar Krieglsteiner Lothar Krieglsteiner

This was collected 14.11.19, in National Park Efel

19-11-2019 18:05

Lothar Krieglsteiner Lothar Krieglsteiner

... under a twig of deciduous tree (likely Quercus

11-11-2019 15:00

Stefan Blaser

Hello everybody, I have another collection where

19-11-2019 20:05

Enrique Rubio Enrique Rubio

Dear allI would very much appreciate any suggestio

19-11-2019 17:35

Lothar Krieglsteiner Lothar Krieglsteiner

... also in National Park Eifel, Germany, 16.11.20

14-11-2019 16:35


Bonjour à tous,Je me perd dans la détermination

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Dull green, velvet-coated fruiting bodies.Pyrenomycete ?
Stephen Mifsud, 15-10-2019 21:47
Stephen MifsudHi, my eye fell on a dead stalk of a herbaceous plant (Foeniculum or Ferula) with several gregarious fruiting bodies measuring 1-1.5mm wide, somewhat finely velvety and dull olive green. A transversal slice reveal a white matrix, with some lacunae at the periphery. I was wondering if this is an asco (likely) or myxo (hmmm...) and if it is interesting to investigate.  Some compound structures (like a grape-cluster of 8-15 of these simple bodies) were also observed but maybe they are different and lets focus on the simple organisms.
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Viktorie Halasu, 15-10-2019 23:01
Viktorie Halasu
Re : Dull green, velvet-coated globose fruiting bodies with a white centre

if it's an asco, Orbicula parietina might be compared.

Best regards,
Stephen Mifsud, 16-10-2019 22:36
Stephen Mifsud
Re : Dull green, velvet-coated globose fruiting bodies.
Hi Viktorie,
Thank you very much for your intervention... I will see my specimen under the microscope shortly and report back

*  This paper on researchgate is very relevant, for me and others.
Addition to "Fungi Fimicoli Italici": An update on the occurrence of coprofilous Basidiomycets and Ascomycetes in Italy with new records and descriprions

* and this link as well

Thank you so much!!!!#

Stephen Mifsud, 21-10-2019 07:01
Stephen Mifsud
Re : Dull green, velvet-coated globose fruiting bodies with a white centre
I had the time to investigate this fungus and here are some more images

1 + 2. Ascocarps on a dead stalk, mixed with another pyrenomycete arranged in clusters (or is it the same species?!?) - 0.16mm per division

3. Close up of ascocarp dissected transversall. Note the globular bodies ("lacunae") inside

4 + 5 . Section reveals a velvety peridium and compact solid matrix, and many globular lacunae filled with softer tissue.

6 - 9. Velvety hyphae of peridium - short, entangled, septate, irregularly coiled, 2-3um wide, dull olive green.

10 - 11. Transversal section of ascocarp at low magnification. The lacunae have no asci - immature?

Can these images provide some further clues re the identity of this strange ascocarp from MALTA (17-10-2019). Is it an immature pyrenomycete ???

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