Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pilobolus dancing

Pilobolus is a beautiful and strange fungus able to throw its black sporangium several meters away with a speed of up to 25 m/s

But if you do a Google search you won't find the Zygomycote Pilobolus but an American dance troupe named after the fungus . . .


  1. Nicholas Money's group in the States has done some great research on active spore dispersal, including the 'Pilobolus Cannon'. There's a great video of this fungus in action at