Ophiobolus fruticum

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Chris Yeates
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Ophiobolus fruticum

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:56 pm

Some six miles further down the coast from viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14&start=710#p9690 another less rare Ophiobolus species, mostly - ?entirely - restricted to species of restharrow:
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Given the current extremely dry conditions, I collected dead stems with black dots on them, gave them a thorough soaking and then kept them in a sealed polythene bag for a couple of weeks (in the fridge - this discourages unwanted mould growth). Fungi have survival mechanisms . . . .
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

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