[Mycology] Re: Help with a spore id

pkammey from gmail.com via mycology%40net.bio.net (by pkammey from gmail.com)
Sat Apr 26 14:20:58 EST 2008

I think your spore is something called Pestalotia (page 193)from
Illustrated Genera of Imperfect Fungi (4th ed) Barnett and Hunter


perhaps the organism was renamed because in Grant Smith's book on page
 of Sampling and Identifiying Allergenic Pollens and Molds, a similar
looking spore is named Pestalotiopsis disseminata.

Try a Google image search on both of these names and look at pictures
to compare.

I hope this helps.

Pat Kammeyer
Lead mycologist
Loyola U. Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

I do not work
On Apr 25, 3:25 pm, James <maha... from dordt.edu> wrote:
> Folks,
> We have a bright student who is doing a directed research project on
> testing the spores found in the air when it comes over Iowa from

> different areas.  The student is good at ID'ng most of her sproes (she
> grown then on agar and then looks at the spores) but is running stuck
> on this one.
> Can someone help me with this one?  I am not a mycologists but I have
> taught Plant Morphology.  My wild guess is initial stages of a
> zygosporangium but there is not much of a zygosporangium if that is
> it.
> You can find her picture at:
> http://homepages.dordt.edu/~mahaffy/temp/Spore_ST.JPG
> Thanks.

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