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Licea variabilis Schrad
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Licea variabilis
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Licea variabilis

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Licea variabilis
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Licea variabilis
Licea variabilis
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Licea variabilis
Overview
Myxocarps sessile, usually forming long, sometimes branched, plasmodiocarps up to 10 mm long and 1 mm wide, but also short, pulvinate sporocarps, tan-coloured when young, often black when mature. Peridium single, persistent, dull. Dehiscence irregular. Spore-mass pale olive-brown. Spores pale brownish-yellow, densely, evenly, faintly spinulose, sometimes with a pale area, 12-13 Ám diam. Phaneroplasmodium pink.

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References
  • Gilert,E. 1987: Morphology and ultrastructure of the plasmodiocarpous species Licea variabilis and L. retiformis (Myxomycetes). Nordic journal of botany 7: 569-575.
  • Lakhanpal,T.N., Mukerji, K. G. 1975: Taxonomic studies on Indian Myxomycetes VII. The genus Licea. Kavaka 3: 101-105.
  • McManus,M.A. 1966: Cultivation on Agar and study of the plasmodia of Licea biforis, Licea variabilis and Cribraria violacea. Mycologia 58: 479-483.
  • Sekhon,S.S. 1980: The Myxomycetes of Chandigarh. III. Genus Licea. Indian Jour.Mycol.and Plant Pathol. 10(1): 30-36.

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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