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Diderma crustaceum
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Diderma crustaceum

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Diderma crustaceum
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Diderma crustaceum
Sporocarps crowded, sometimes superimposed, often forming a pulvinate colony. Sporothecae white or pale ochraceous, globose or depressed, often distorted by mutual pressure, 0.3-0.8 mm diam., seated on a conspicuous white or cream-coloured hypothallus in which the sporocarps are rarely deeply imbedded. Peridium double, the outer layer smooth, chalky, firm, fragile, separated and usually remote from the membranous, blue, iridescent inner layer. Columella small, white, globose or clavate, often lacking. Capillitium dark, fading outwards, rather sparsely branched and with few anastomoses, often with dark accretions on the threads. Spores dark, spiny, sometimes appearing sub-reticulate, (11-)12-14(-15) Ám diam. Plasmodium at first watery, then milky white.

Links to other sites

  • Buyck,B. 1988: The Diderma spumaroides-globosum complex. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 58: 169-218.
  • Lakhanpal,T.N., Mukerji, K. G. 1978: Taxonomic studies on Indian Myxomycetes XI. Some new records of Didymiaceae. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 57: 174-180.

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