By Jack Nisbet
Those are the genesis tales of a zone. In old locations, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones around the Pacific Northwest that demonstrate the symbiotic courting of individuals and position during this nook of the area. From rural Oregon, the place an argument brewed over the provenance and possession of a meteor, to the nice floods 15,000 years in the past that formed what's now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, it is a compelling number of tales concerning the ordinary and human background of our sector.
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The group of fungi with disk-shaped fruiting bodies thus becomes a form group rather than a kinship group (see page 19). Mollisia ligni, Denmark (× 25) Patellaria atrata, Denmark (× 20) Xanthoria parietina, Denmark (× 5) Pseudographis pinicola, Sweden (× 15) ? , Bhutan (× 3) 41 fruItIng BodIeS Parallel evolution—the club shape Spathularia rufa, Norway (× 2) As with the cup shape, the club-shaped fruiting body has also in the course of evolution been invented and reinvented in numerous groups of fungi.
The majority of these can form fruiting bodies. Some of these are minute, as small as one-tenth of a millimeter, whereas others, such as those of morels and truffles, are quite larger. Historically, the Ascomycota were divided into formgroups based on the appearance of the fruiting bodies: species with open fruiting bodies were called discomycetes, and species with partially closed fruiting bodies pyrenomycetes. More popular names attached to these same form groups are cup fungi and flask fungi.
Denmark (× 500) At high magnification, the blue-green spots on the cakes show thousands of long chains of asexual spores (conidia) ready to be dispersed. The spores are produced from the top of erect hyphae called conidiophores. 25 tHe Perfect ImPerfectS Another very easy way to find asexual fungi is to look for stems and fruits of dead herbs. Here the surface is often partly covered by blackish or grayish “molds,” mostly the asexual states of the Ascomycota. , Botrytis cinerea) that grow naturally on herbs also cause serious trouble in agriculture.
Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest by Jack Nisbet