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Summary: small fruitbodies that grow on rotting horns of cattle and sheep, with a spherical head that is whitish to cream then brownish, and white to brownish smooth cylindric stem; found in OR (J. Roger, pers. comm.), also in Europe; collections from BC deposited at Pacific Forestry Centre and University of British Columbia
Fruiting body: divided into head and stem; head rounded 0.2-0.4cm, whitish to cream when young, then brownish, warty when young, then smooth
Stem: 0.3-0.6(1)cm x 0.2cm, cylindric; white to brownish; smooth
Microscopic: spores 8-9 x 4.5-5.5 microns, broadly elliptic, smooth, light brown, with 1-2 droplets; asci 8-spored, 14-20 x 12-14 microns, nearly spherical, inamyloid; paraphyses not observed; the asci develop within the head of the fruitbody among a hyphal network
Habitat / Range
single to cespitose [in tufts], also clustered, on rotting horns of cattle and sheep, as well as remains of hooves, spring to fall
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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