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Comatricha tenerrima
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Comatricha tenerrima

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Comatricha tenerrima
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Comatricha tenerrima
Overview
Plasmodium watery white. Sporocarps scattered, stipitate, 1.5-3 mm tall. Stalk slender, black, at least 50% of the total height, red-brown at the base by TL and opaque black above. Sporotheca slender-fusoid, pale red, brownish-pink or lilac-pink. Columella slender, often reaching to the summit. Capillitium flexuous, profuse, branched and anastomosed, tapered outwards and with few or no larger branches, pale red-brown, looped at the periphery and without free ends. Spores very pale lilac-brown, minutely roughened with pale spinules, with scattered groups of darker ones, 7-8 µm diam.

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References
  • Curtis,M.A. 1848: Contributions to the mycology of North America. American Journal of Science 6: 349-353.
  • Lizárraga,M., Illana, C., Moreno, G. 1999: SEM studies of Myxomycetes from the Baja California (Mexico), I. Arcyria to Fuligo. Annales botanici Fennici 35: 287-306.
  • Moreno,G., Illana, C., Burguete, A. 1993: Spanish Myxomycetes VII. (Province of Castellon). Mycotaxon 46: 407-424.
  • Yamamoto,Y. 2000: Two new records of myxomycetes from Japan. The Myxomycetes 18: 5-7.

Acknowledgements
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