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Lamproderma acanthosporum Kowalski
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Lamproderma acanthosporum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lamproderma acanthosporum

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Lamproderma acanthosporum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lamproderma acanthosporum
Lamproderma acanthosporum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lamproderma acanthosporum

Lamproderma acanthosporum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lamproderma acanthosporum
Overview
Sporocarps scattered to loosely clustered, sessile on a constricted base, occasionally slightly raised upon the hypothallus, globose, 1.0-1.5 mm diam., dark greyish blue, only slightly iridescent. Peridium membranous, firm, persistent. Dehiscence irregular. Hypothallus well-developed, thin, transparent, continuous, reddish brown. Columella absent, rudimentary or attaining c. 33% of the height of the sporotheca, black, truncate. Capillitium arising mainly from the columella apex and forming a net with abundant, sharply pointed free ends, dark brown throughout and hyaline only at the extreme tips, the threads of ▒ uniform thickness, 2 Ám diam., only rarely with axillary expansions. Spore-mass black. Spores dark violet brown 14-16 Ám diam. excluding ornamentation, covered with large irregularly distributed spines up to 2 Ám high. Plasmodium unknown. Nivicole.

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References
  • Kowalski,D.T. 1968: Observations on the genus Lamproderma. Mycologia 60: 756-768.

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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