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Cribraria atrofusca G. W. Martin et Lovejoy
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Cribraria atrofusca
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Cribraria atrofusca

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Cribraria atrofusca
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Cribraria atrofusca
Overview
Sporocarps loosely gregarious, total height 1-2 mm. or more. Sporotheca dark purplish-brown to nearly black, shining, iridescent, globose or somewhat obovate or occasionally pyriform, usually erect, 0.4-0.6 mm. diam. Calyculus 45-50% of the sporotheca, marked by slender granular ribs radiating from the stalk and by broken concentric granular thickenings deposited on the inside, the concentric character being visible under the lens, the margin with very finely toothed and with long, slender tooth-like projections of similar shape to the peridial nodes, the net regular, with broad connecting threads, the nodes expanded, granular, dark brown, with a few free ends arising from both nodes and threads, the silvery peridium tending to persist. Hypothallus small. Stalk dark brown or nearly black, slender, furrowed, 0.6-1.8 mm. long. Spore-mass dark reddish brown. Spores greyish brown, verruculose, 7.5-8 Ám diam.

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References
  • Martin,G.W. 1932: New species of slime moulds. The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 22: 88-92.
  • Martin,G.W. 1947: Taxonomic notes on Myxomycetes. II. Mycologia 39: 453-462.

Acknowledgements
The Eumycetozoan Project -- working to understand the ecology, sytematics and evolution of myxomycetes, dictostelids and protostelids -- the true slime molds.

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