Arcyria oerstedii Rostaf
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Arcyria oerstedii
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Arcyria oerstedii

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Arcyria oerstedii
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Arcyria oerstedii

Arcyria oerstedii
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Arcyria oerstedii

Arcyria oerstedii
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Arcyria oerstedii

Arcyria oerstedii
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Arcyria oerstedii
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Sporocarps crowded on an extensive hypothallus, stipitate, 1.5-2 mm total height. Sporothecae cylindric, 4-10 mm tall and drooping when expanded, dull crimson to reddish brown, rarely bright rose. Peridium evanescent above the calyculus except sometimes for a few small platelets. Cup obconical, rather shallow, plicate, papillose within. Stalk short, weak, concolorous. Capillitium a loose, very elastic net, scarcely attached to the calyculus, the tubules irregular, mostly 3-5 Ám diam., often with numerous bulbous enlargements, marked with close-set, conspicuous spines, some reaching to 3 Ám. Spore-mass dull crimson to reddish-brown. Spores pale yellowish, minutely spinulose, 7-9 Ám diam. Plasmodium watery white, then rosy.

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