Home Forums HELP WITH ID’s minute fungus on decaying grass – craterium minutum

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  • #1674

    Jill
    Participant

    Inside a pile of cut meadow grass. Lines of minute, stalked, lidded, pale tan cups, 0.5mm growing along several grass stems/leaves. Any idea what they are? Jill

  • #1675

    Jill
    Participant

    Yo, I’ve got it – craterium minutum – seemed to hard for a slime mould, but it definately matches, jill

  • #1676

    John R
    Keymaster

    Hi Jill

    Plase could you keep a dried sample for me (if it’s not too late) and I will collect it from you at the next foray you are attending?

    Kind regards,

    John

  • #1762

    Jill
    Participant

    Apologies for late reply, been away, but I do have a sample and hopefully see you on the 4th july,
    jill

  • #1781

    John R
    Keymaster

    Sporangia. Approx 0.5 mm high.

    Capillitium x 400

    Spores x 1000

    Ref: http://slimemold.uark.edu/images/pictures/martin/228crateriumminutum.jpg

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