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This very common little parasite of Mycena species, and of several other mushroom genera, is known as a pin mould. It appears on the caps of larger fungi as erect pale brownish-yellow sporangiophores on which its zygospores are produced. Bonnet mould and the other members of the Spinellus genus are able to reproduce when pins from the same mycelium contact one another, such fungi are termed homothalic.
This species occurs across Europe as well as in Asia and North America. Spinellus fusiger is a parasitic fungus seen on bonnet mushrooms.
Spotted in Balloërveld in rural area of Balloo, Holland. (sources:see reference)
Spotted on Oct 10, 2015
Submitted on Oct 18, 2015
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