Lamproderma tuberculosporum M. L. Farr
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Sporocarps gregarious or several adnate in clusters, stipitate to subsessile, ▒ globose, (0.3-)0.5-0.7 mm diam. Peridium membranous, iridescent with blue, purple, and greenish reflections, persistent usually in lower half, sprinkled with pallid granules c. 0.5-1 Ám diam. Hypothallus brown, translucent, discoid under individual sporocarps, often confluent. Stalk black, c. 85-130 Ám thick, up to 50% of the total height, opaque, flared at the base and merging with the hypothallus. Columella ▒ cylindric, slightly tapered toward the blunt apex, dark brown, c. 45-50 Ám diam., extending half-way up the sporotheca. Capillitium arising from top and sides of the columella, forming a dense, moderately flexuous network of mostly dark brown, flattened, branched and anastomosed threads up to 4(-6) Ám diam., with occasional rounded thickenings and expanded junctions and numerous short, brown, free ends, the tips delicate, hyaline or subhyaline. Spore-mass dark brown. Spores smoky, globose, 11-14 Ám diam. (not including decoration), covered somewhat unevenly with broad-based spinules c. 2 Ám long, and scattered, rough tubercles 2-3 Ám diam.

Links to other sites

  • Farr,M.L. 1967: Notes on myxomycetes. Mycopath.Mycol.Appl. 31(3-4): 305-313.

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