The Fungus Among Us

Acrospermum compressum shooting long, filiform spores, Denmark.

 

This extremely close-up photo from The Kingdom of Fungi by Jens H. Petersen shows a Acrospermum compressum, an example of a flask fungi, shooting long, filiform spores into the air.

Learn more about flask fungi in the book: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9969.html