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Bonnet mould

Spinellus fusiger

Description:

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.

Habitat:

This species occurs across Europe as well as in Asia and North America. Spinellus fusiger is a parasitic fungus seen on bonnet mushrooms.

Notes:

Spotted in Balloërveld in rural area of Balloo, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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16 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Three, very interesting photos....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Three, very beautiful photos....

Jae
Jae 3 years ago

Many thanks for the kind comments, dcslaugh and Ashley :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Jae! Such a neat spotting :)

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 3 years ago

Congratulations Jae :)

Jae
Jae 3 years ago

That's wonderful news, Lisa, thank you :)
Thanks PN members for the likes! And Mark, armadeus.4 and Marta thank you for the kind comments. It's very much appreciated.

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Very pretty!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Congratulations Jae!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTW

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Congrats Jae! This spotting has been chosen by our PN Ranger team as our Spot of the Week! Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

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Jae
Jae 3 years ago

Thank you for the comment, Ashley. It's such an honor to be nominated.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Jae
Jae 3 years ago

Thank you, Kathleen.

Nice spotting!

Jae
Jae 3 years ago

Thanks, Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Excellent spotting Jae.

Jae
Spotted by
Jae

Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, Netherlands

Lat: 52.99, Long: 6.72

Spotted on Oct 10, 2015
Submitted on Oct 18, 2015

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