The spores in Cunninghamella originate synchronously from a spherical vesicle at the tip of the sporophore or one of its branches. At maturity each spore is covered with long, sharp, needle-like spines of calcium oxalate. In this micrograph the spores on the terminal vesicle have matured and dispersed. Click here to see the remarkable Cunninghamella spores .
Students: The spores are sometimes called conidia and sometimes called sporangia. Explain!