Photos / Sounds

What

Bold Jumping Spider Phidippus audax

Observer

merav

Date

August 19, 2019 10:45 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sarahlloyd

Date

December 31, 2016

Description

Densely crowded sessile cylindrical to clavate (club-shaped) sporangia, 1.5 mm tall. Peridium delicate but persistent in most sporangia, iridescent with golden, blue and purple reflections. Capillitium attached along full length of the columella which reaches to the apex of the sporotheca. Columella brittle, light brown with a woody appearance. Spores brown in mass, paler by transmitted light, coarsely warted, 10-13 um.
Collected from severely decayed eucalypt log in wet eucalypt forest.
Identification determined by Dr Gabriel Moreno.