Trichoglossum hirsutum
Trichoglossum hirsutum
Trichoglossum hirsutum seta
Trichoglossum hirsutum paraphyses
Trichoglossum hirsutum ascospores
Growing in a fen with sandy soil. These examples
are 2-3cm tall, can get up to 9cm. Covered with
bristle-like hairs called setae. Fall; in poor soil.
Ascospores are 15 septate at maturity.
110-140 microns.
The "hockey stick" paraphyses of
Trichoglossum hirsutum.
The dark brown and pointed
structure is a single seta with a
blue-tipped ascus beside it.
Beginners Guide to Earth Tongues
by Irene Ridge

See
Trichoglossum hirsutum at
George Barron's Website on Fungi