Ascobolus stercorarius

Ascobolus stercorarius is a species of apothecial fungus belonging to the family Ascobolaceae.

Ascobolus stercorarius
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Ascobolaceae
Genus: Ascobolus
A. stercorarius
Binomial name
Ascobolus stercorarius
Bull., 1788

This is a European species appearing as yellowish discs, turning brown at maturity, up to 5 mm across on animal dung, especially cow, from spring to autumn.


  • Jordan, Michael (2004). The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe. Frances Lincoln Publishers. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-7112-2379-0.
  • Ascobolus stercorarius at Species Fungorum