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physarum psittacinum

physarum psittacinum


Plasmodium yellow or orange. Sporocarps rarely sessile or approaching plasmodiocarpous, scattered or gregarious, stalked and then 0.8-1.2 mm tall. Stalk rugose, limeless, orange, orange-red, fulvous or yellow. Hypothallus small, concolorous with the stalk. Sporotheca globose, depressed-globose or reniform, 0.5-0.8 mm diam. Peridium bronze or iridescent blue, ± mottled with flecks of orange lime. Columella absent. Capillitium dense, persistent, the threads hyaline to dark, often flattened, the brilliant orange nodes numerous and often confluent in the centre. Spore-mass dark brown. Spores pale brown, minutely but distinctly warted, the warts often in groups, 8-10 µm diam.


Oranjesteelkalkkopje (dutch)


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U should put it on the mission: slime moulds of the world.

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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