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Trichia varia - very imature - white & yellow

Trichia varia

Description:

------SPORANGIA: Globose, obovoid, or turbinate, 0.6 to 0.9 mm. diam., sessile, short-stalked, or forming short plasmodiocarps, crowded or scattered, ochraceous yellow or olivaceous, often forming large colonies. ----PERIDIUM: Membranous, pale yellow, marked with ring-shaped or crescentic thickenings. ----STALK: 0.1 to 0.5 mm. high, thick, black, furrowed. ---CAPILLITIUM: Of cylindrical ochraceous yellow elaters 3-5 ju diam., tapering shortly at the ends and terminating in curved points, marked with two well-defined spiral bands which are more prominent on one side of the elater than on the other. ----This species is clearly distinguished from every other one of the genus by the two spiral bands on the elaters, which are prominent, and more so on one side. ---SPORES: Ochrace ous yellow, minutely warted, 11 - 16 µm diam. ---PLASMODIUM: White ( http://hiddenforest.co.nz/slime/index.ht... )

Habitat:

---HABITAT: On dead wood. ---DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan

Notes:

Sporocarps gregarious or crowded, sessile or with a short, stout, black stalk, rarely subplasmodiocarpous. Sporotheca shining yellow, globose, obovoid or somewhat elongate, 0.5-0.9 mm wide. Peridium membranous. Hypothallus broadly expanded, inconspicuous. Capillitium of simple or rarely branched elaters, 3-5 µm diam., bearing 2(-3) irregular spiral bands, these prominent and in places remote, the apices often swollen behind the conical tip. Spore-mass yellow to orange-yellow. Spores dull pale yellow, verruculose, 12-14 µm diam. Plasmodium white ( http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?searc...), ( http://slimemold.uark.edu/fungi/default.... ) ---- These were some/few specimen of the spotting, i made before, took them (i take just some specimen of the whole patch, when there aren't enough {say 1-2 specimen}, then i search for other patches in a narrow circle, otherwise i leave them and come back) with me home to, Tried to identify them further with the microscope.!!

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AlexKonig
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AlexKonig

Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Dec 28, 2011
Submitted on Feb 25, 2012

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