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Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Hagen Graebner, 19-11-2019 22:08
Hagen GraebnerDear all - thses Ascomycetes are growing on culture on giraffe dung from Namibia. The small discs took some days (>2 weeks) to develop asci. no reaction with melzers, no ornament on spores, spores about 8-10 µm, globose. Does anybody has in idea. I dont find anything with watling and Doveri.
 Maybe i am taking the wrong way.. 


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Michel Delpont, 21-11-2019 15:58
Michel Delpont
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Hello Hagen!

There is a lack of information and it is difficult to say. Presence or not of hair, observation of the spores (at maturity) outside the ascs at a bigger magnification, paraphyses, cells of the wall of the apothecia, etc ....!

Peter Welt, 22-11-2019 00:45
Peter Welt
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Sehr interessant. Könnte nach meinen Schlüssel das sein. Allerdings stört mich die Farbe. Aber wer kennt schon die Variationsbreite, wenn nur ein Fund der Art vorliegt. Kannst du mir was zukommen lassen?

Gruß Peter

Dictyocoprotus mexicanus J.C. Krug & R.S. Khan, Mycologia, 83 (1): 103 (1991).

Apothecia dispersa aut raro aggregata, superficialia, sessilia, levia, 250-550 µm diametris crassa, primum globosa, deinde discoidea vel patelliformia, albida vel flavida. Excipulum iodo non rufescentes, ex ectale excipulum textura angulari et excipulum medullare textura intricata compositum. Asci protrudentes, operculati, iodo non caerulescentes, 'Congo red' aequabiliter tincti, octospori, cylindracei, 60-95 × 9-15 µm magni, in apice truncati vel rotundati, basin versus in stipitem breviorem attenuati. Paraphyses filiformes, simplices, hyalinae, septatae, 1.0-1.6 µm diametris crassae, in apice leviter vesiculares et uncinatae. Ascosporae uniseriales deinde irregulariter biseriales, unicellulares, ellipsoideae, (7.5-)8.0-10(-10.5) × (5.5-)6.0-7.5(-8.0) µm magnae, hyalinae vel pallide flavidae, primum laeves, maturitate confirmata subtiliter reticulatae, bullam unam exhibentes, sine vagina gelatinosa.
Holotypus: In fimo rodentium lectus est, apud locum Punta Santa Tomas vocatum, circa 50 m alt., in Baja California finibus reipublicae Mexicanae, 31°33'30" N, 116°42' W, 2 Jan. 1989, Krug BJ-13a, In Torontoensis universitatis Cryptogamarum herbario.
Michel Delpont, 22-11-2019 09:32
Michel Delpont
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Hello Peter!

Thank you for your clarification, I did not know this kind, but do you have a paper on it? Have you already found this kind in Europe? Thanks in advance.











Peter Welt, 22-11-2019 09:44
Peter Welt
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Hello Michel.

No, this species is only known with a find from Mexico.

Journal article is available here:


Hagen Graebner, 23-11-2019 18:22
Hagen Graebner
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung
Ja, kann ich. Nobi hat auch schon was. :-). Schick ich am Montag weg. Deine Adresse sollte ich haben.
Hagen Graebner, 23-11-2019 18:25
Hagen Graebner
Re : Orange Ascomycete on giraffe dung