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Diderma meyerae G. M. H Singer, oreno, Illana et A. Sánchez
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Diderma meyerae
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Diderma meyerae

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Diderma meyerae
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Diderma meyerae
Diderma meyerae
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Diderma meyerae

Diderma meyerae
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Diderma meyerae
Overview
Sporocarps globose, subglobose to sometimes plasmodiocarpous, strongly aggregated, the subglobose forms 1.0-2.0 mm diam., the plasmodiocarpous forms 2-4 x 0.6-1 mm. Peridium double, the outer layer thick, coriaceous, snow white, the inner layer tenuous, fragile, membranous, greyish. Dehiscence irregular. Columella well developed, globose to subglobose, 0.4-0.6 mm diam., greyish white, orange tinted to ochraceous orange or ferruginous. Hypothallus white to ochraceous yellow, sparsely developed to abundant. Capillitium partly very rough, radiating, abundant, hoary to violaceous, the filaments 1-3 µm diam., with dark nodes and paler ramifications at the extremities, emerging aggregated and stuck together after dehiscence. Spore-mass black. Spores 10-13(-15) µm diam., globose, violaceous, with an ornamentation consisting of verrucae, which fuse to form short crests. Nivicole.

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References
  • Moreno,G., Singer, H., Illana, C., Sánchez, A. 2003/b: SEM-studies on nivicolous Myxomycetes. The Diderma niveum complex in Europe. Cryptogamie Mycologie 24(1): 39-58.

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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