Spore germination in the Nidulariaceae and in a closely related family, Sphaerobolaceae, has been very difficult to obtain. The most successful attempt to germinate spores of either family has been reported by Eidam, who germinated the spores of Crucibulum vulgare and Cyathus striatus by keeping them in a saturated atmosphere for twenty-four hours at 20° to 25°C. Various kinds of media were used but horse dung decoction proved the best.
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Creager, Don B.
"Reproduction in Cyathus stercoreus (Schw.) De Toni,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 36(1), 121-124.
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