Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Ascobolaceae

Ascobolus equinus   (O.F. Müll) P. Karst.

Very common on the dung of herbivores. Apothecia 0.4-0.8 mm across, sessile, with long pointed setiform hairs up to 500 microns long. Asci are 8-spored and can be seen protruding from the surface when mature

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

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