Fungi Outer Hebrides


Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Ascobolaceae

Ascobolus stercorarius   (Bull.) J. Schröt.

A common disc fungus that grows on herbivore dung, especially cow. Variable in colour, usually starting off lime-green and becoming browner with age. However, they can also start a pale greenish-brown

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Doveri (2007) Fungi Fimicoli Italici
Ellis & Ellis (1998) Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates
Hansen & Knudsen (2000) Nordic Macromycetes, Vol.1: Ascomycetes

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