Trichoglossum hirsutum
Trichoglossum hirsutum
Trichoglossum hirsutum
Trichoglossum hirsutum
Setae
Asci
Setae and paraphyses
Ascospores
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Trichoglossum hirsutum (Pers.) Boud., 1907
CS227 Buskett (12/3/11)
Description: Solitary to scattered on soil in moss areas, medium-sized fruiting body, coloured black, clavate to irregularly shaped with bristly hairs (easily visible by a good hand lens) on stipe, velvety to the touch, with ridges or grooves. 22-42mm x 6-14mm.

Microscopy:
Asci: Transparent, cylindrical and elongated, asci tips protrude above the paraphyses, 7-9 spored;
194-250µm x 19.5-23.6µm.
Paraphyses: Thin elongated with curled or irregular tips, septate, about 5µm in diameter.
Setae: Thin, dark coloured, thick walled, rigid structures with a pointed tip, septate but only upper septal segment is with pigment, up to 6µm in diameter.
AscoSpores: Thin elongated dark coloured spores, number of septa variable but mature spores have up to 15 septa; 109-122µm x 5.9-6.8µm, Q=17-20, Qm=18.6.
Links:
Index Fungorum
Leif Goodwin's page
Irene Ridge's page
Setae
Asci with spores
Ascospores
Setae and paraphyses
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