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Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma

Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma


Dense clusters of small, gray-black, globose ascomata, approximately 1 mm diameter; with rough walls; loosely attached to basal mycelium. Asci cylindrical/clavate; 8-spored. Ascospores arranged biseriately (in two rows), (22-)31-36 x 6-9 µm, ellipsoidal, curved, 3-septate with one median septum and two further ones towards the apices.


Growing on dead hardwood terminal branches; clusters approximately 3-4 inches long. On floodplain above Shoal Creek.


Identification provided by Björn Wergen, Schwarzwälder Pilzlehrschau, Hornberg, Germany. Observation submitted to Mushroom Observer...

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Dec 29, 2016
Submitted on Mar 16, 2017

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