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Lepidoderma aggregatum Kowalski
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Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum

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Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum
Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum

Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum
Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum

Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum
Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum

Lepidoderma aggregatum
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Lepidoderma aggregatum
Overview
Sporocarps clustered, sessile, on a broad base and hemispherical or occasionally subglobose, often ▒ flattened, 1.5-3 mm diam. Peridium single, membranous, dull to slightly iridescent, thin, opaque, smooth, dark brown, bearing numerous tan to buff lime scales that are occasionally tinted yellow or red, 30-50 Ám diam., circular to slightly angular, densely aggregated, often united laterally to form a crust that is remote from the peridium. Hypothallus well developed, thin, transparent or rarely opaque, continuous, often impregnated with concolorous lime scales. Columella usually occupying about 33% diam. of the sporotheca, pulvinate, hemispherical or rarely subglobose, filled with large lime scales, cream-colored or concolorous with the peridial lime scales. Capillitium abundant, firmly attached to the columella and peridium, composed of long, straight, smooth, fine, violet-brown threads, the threads rarely branching, hyaline only at the extremities, laterally connected by small transverse bars, rarely bearing enlarged nodules, not tapered at the tips. Spore-mass purple-brown. Spores violet-brown, uniformly coloured, sparsely spinulose, 11-15 Ám diam. Nivicole.

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The Eumycetozoan Project -- working to understand the ecology, sytematics and evolution of myxomycetes, dictostelids and protostelids -- the true slime molds.

Sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation.


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