phycomyces nitens_possible_identification_on_neotoma_floridana_feces, _lowe_gap_cave, _bledsoe_county, _tennessee_5, I_AMC7539
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The last time I photographed this fungus, I searched very hard for an identification. It is a common fungus in caves in the TAG region (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia). It always grows on feces, in our case either cave rat or raccoon. I am not positive if the species is Phycomyces nitens but it certainly looks like a couple of the images on this Website: www.sydneyfungalstudies.org.au/imagepages/gallery/Page15.htm If it is the species it grows all over the world. Here is another image that resembles this fungus: www.bioimages.org.uk/html/p3/p37825.php


title phycomyces nitens possible identification on neotoma floridana feces, lowe gap cave, bledsoe county, tennessee 5
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:09:06 13:46:21
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