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attacked/parasited fruitingbodies

host/victim: trichia sp.


i haven't seen that before, in an area of 5 m did i found at least 2 species covered/attacked by a third. On trichia varia were some patches with something looking like crystals, same on the little black pearl-patches. I'm happy when i get sometimes good shoots of the fruitingbodies,but the crystal were to small for my camera. sadly some picture were to bad.!!


Cosmopolitan distribution- dead/fallen/decaying wood,leafs.bacteria und fungal cells, dark (no direct light) and cool


An often easy to recognise family as the spore mass is typically brightly coloured, producing stalked or sessile sporangia. A capillitium often consisting of solid or tubular, smooth or sculptured, free or attached threadlike elements ( )

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Dec 10, 2011
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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