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Lycogala fuscoviolaceum Onsberg
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Aethalia clustered, subglobose, up to 10 mm diam. Cortex dark brown, smooth with no conspicuous ornamentation. Differing from other Lycogala spp. in its dark brown spore-mass. Pseudocapillitium consisting of branched, irregular, often angular threads 10-35 Ám diam., faintly wrinkled with no papillae or other protuberances. Spores mostly 7-8 Ám diam. with a rather regular reticulation with meshes averaging 0.4-0.5 Ám diam.

Links to other sites

  • Eliasson,U., Sunhede, S. 1980: External structure of peridium, pseudocapillitium and spores in the myxomycete genus Lycogala Adans.. Botaniska notiser 133: 351-361.
  • Onsberg,P. 1972: Lycogala fuscoviolaceum sp. nov. and Diderma niveum from Nepal. Botanisk tidsskrift 67: 159-162.

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