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trichia decipiens

trichia decipiens


Plasmodium white, pink or orange. Stalk gradually merging into the sporotheca, plicate, brown, filled with spore-like bodies. Sporotheca obovate or pyriform, ochraceous, very shiny. Peridium yellow or ochraceous-yellow by TL, smooth, pleated towards the stalk, dehiscing at the apex and remaining as a basal cup. Elaters usually unbranched, ochraceous-yellow by TL, 4.5-5.5 µm diam. in the middle, gradually attenuate into the very long points (75-150 µm), with 4-5 smooth, rather thick spirals, without longitudinal striae. Spore-mass, including the capillitium, ochraceous or ochraceous-brown. Spores pale yellow, 10-13 µm diam., decorated with short irregular ridges and a broken small-meshed reticulum of bands up to 1 µm high, showing as a border in optical section ( )


HABITAT: On dead wood. DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan ( )


Taxonomic position: Kingdom: Myxobiontes Subkingdom: Myxomycetobionti Phylum: Physarophyles Class: Physariodes Order: Trichiales Family: Trichiaceae Species: Trichia decipiens ( ), ( )

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Jan 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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