Morphological features (colony shape and color, and characteristics of the ascocarp
, ascomal hairs, ascus and ascospores) also indicated the isolated strain L18 was closely related to Chaetomium globosum.
The most common morphologic feature of this form is the formation of brown-black ascocarps
are fruiting bodies that consist of very tightly interwoven hyphae and asci.
The simultaneous production of ascocarps
in various truffle species can be observed within the same brule; these truffles are distributed within the space of the brule in a clearly defined manner.
According to Jeng and Korf , the ascocarps
are likewise lightly coloured, the peridium is composed of texture globulosa to angularis like the excipulum in species of Coprotus and the ascospores at maturity are hyaline with a conspicuous de Bary bubble.
After [approximately equal to] 3 weeks of incubation, purple ascocarps
formed, surrounded by characteristic hulle cells.
Adult flies were reared from 87 different fungal collections (basidiocarps or ascocarps