Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Ascobolaceae

Ascobolus stercorarius  (Bull.) J. Schröt.

A common disc fungus that grows on herbivore dung, especially cow. Variable in colour, usually starting off lime-green and becoming browner with age. However, they can also start a pale greenish-brown

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