| Trichoderma alutaceum
|Found in July growing from the roots of a fallen American beech tree.
|Asci with spores.
(Perithecia completely broken away
during slide preparation.)
|Cross-section of stroma showing
perithecia. Asci, the spore producing cells,
develop within these walled chambers.
|Top views of stroma showing small pores (ostiole) where spores
are released from the perithecia.
|The Fifth Kingdom
Australian National Botanic
Gardens - Flask Fungi
Tree of Life - Ascomycota
Using a Microscope to Study
|Podostroma alutaceum and Hypocrea alutacea are synonyms. These fungi
develop tiny fruiting bodies (perithecia) that are embedded in what George
Barron calls "a massive fungus matrix", the stroma.