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Calomyxa metallica
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Calomyxa metallica

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Calomyxa metallica
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Calomyxa metallica
Calomyxa metallica
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Calomyxa metallica

Calomyxa metallica
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Calomyxa metallica
Calomyxa metallica
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Calomyxa metallica

Calomyxa metallica
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Calomyxa metallica
Overview
Plasmodium white or pink. Sporocarpous and/or plasmodiocarpous, dispersed or in small groups, sessile or sub-sessile on a small base, spherical, pulvinate or terete, 0.2-1.0 mm diam. and up to a few mm long, opalescent rosy-lilac when fresh, changing to beige or iridescent yellow, green or blue-green. Peridium single, thin and translucent, pale ochraceous and either smooth or minutely punctate by TL. Dehiscence irregular. Capillitial threads 0.5-1.0 Ám diam., very long, tangled and looped, with few connections to the peridium, threads protruding elastically and covered with small, ▒ spirally-arranged spinules or wartlets (oil-immersion). Spores rosy when fresh then beige, yellowish or colourless, 9-12 Ám diam., covered with small spines or warts.

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References
  • Martin,G.W. 1961: Taxonomic Notes on Myxomycetes. III. Brittonia 13: 109-113.
  • Martin,G.W. 1962: Taxonomic Notes on Myxomycetes. IV. Brittonia 14: 180-185.
  • Thind,K.S., Khara, H. S., Soni, J. S. 1971: The Myxomycetes of India-XXIV. Proceedings.Indian Academy of Sciences.Plant sciences 41(1): 47-58.

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