Arcyria major (G. Lister) Ing
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Arcyria major
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Arcyria major

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Arcyria major
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Arcyria major
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Sporocarps short-stalked, crowded into large developments, up to 5 cm across, bright coral-pink, fading to dull reddish-brown when old, 2.5-3 mm total height. Hypothallus silvery, confluent. Stalk red-brown, short, up to 0.3 mm long. Peridium persisting as a shallow, funnel-shaped calyculus with a smooth margin, pleated, the inside coarsely papillate. Capillitium elastic, often forming a drooping plume 5-6 mm long which is easily blown out of the calyculus, tubules 2.5-3 Ám diam., decorated with spirally arranged half rings. Spore-mass rose. Spores almost colourless, densely verruculose and with groups of larger warts, 7.5-9.5 Ám diam. Plasmodium white.

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