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Phycomyces blakesleeanus

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Phycomyces (Algal fungi)
Species: P. blakesleeanus
Binomial name: Phycomyces blakesleeanus

Phycomyces blakesleeanus is a filamentous saprophytic fungus in the same family as Rhizopus. It produces very long stalks atop which sit the small round spore packets. It is found growing on dog feaces.

Photo showing the round spore packets on long stalks.