Licea parvicapitata Y. Yamam
  Eumycetozoa   Liceaceae   Licea

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Sporocarps scattered, stipitate, erect, 0.2-0.7 mm tall. Sporotheca globose or subglobose, up to 0.2 mm diam., yellowish-white, yellowish-grey to dark brown, sometimes glossy or mottled with brownish spots, often thickened at the base. Stalk cylindrical, dark brown, sometimes paler upwards, slightly tapered upwards, furrowed, 50-75% of the total height, with included refuse matter. Peridium membranous, nearly transparent, rugulose, verruculose on the inner surface, covered by a gelatinous layer that contains refuse matter. Dehiscence irregular from above, usually leaving a shallow cup. Hypothallus indistinct or only as an expansion of the stalk base. Spore-mass yellowish-white. Spores almost colourless, nearly smooth, 7.3-7.9 Ám diam. Spore wall sometimes with a slightly thickened region, usually thinner on one side. Plasmodium not observed. On bark of living trees.

Links to other sites

  • Yamamoto,Y. 2000: Notes on Japanese myxomycetes (IV). Bulletin of the National Science Museum Tokyo, Series B 26(3): 107-122.

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