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Section of an ascoma.
Section of an ascoma, scale bar = 100µm
Photo credit: ZhangY., Crous P. W., Schoch C. L., and Hyde K. D. (2011).
Pleosporales. Fungal Diversity DOI 10.1007/s13225-011 7-x

Ophiobolus disseminans Riess (Leptopeltidaceae) has been isolated from the highly poisonous dog’s mercury (Mercurialis perennis) in Sweden. This fungus produces globose fruiting bodies that are sunken into the substrate. Only a short, cylindrical perithecial neck is visible. There are numerous asci producing filiform spores that are septate and break in half when they are ripe. The ecology of Ophiobolus disseminans is unknown.

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