Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Lasiosphaeriaceae

Podospora conica  (Fuckel) A.E. Bell & Mahoney

A widespread species that growns on dung of several species of herbivore. Spores from this site are at the smaller end of the register and could be described as Schizothecium hispidulum. This species has been split away from Podospora conica purely on the small size of spores. However, Doveri regards it as natural variation and has the two species synonymised. I follow that reasoning here

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Doveri - Fungi Fimicoli Italici, 2007.
Ellis & Ellis - Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates, 1988

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