Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Microfungi on land plants - Metasphaeria complanata at Calais Muir

On the dead stem of Hogweed these tiny picnidia produced abundant spores when squashed under the microscope. I wish I had tried to retain some of the structure in some of the shots. Maybe next time.

cylindrical spores

Edge of pycnidium

The mouth of the pycnidium

Some internal structures

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