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yellow-fuzz cone slime Mold - (nl-Doorschijnend langdraadwatje)

Hemitrichia clavata (Pers.) Rostaf.


Sporocarps stalked, gregarious or crowded, 1-2 mm total height. Sporothecae broadly clavate or pyriform, olivaceous yellow. Peridium shining, dehiscent above, 50-66% remaining as a goblet-shaped cup, marked within by rather coarse papillae or broken reticulations. Stalk rather short, attenuated downwards and merging gradually above into the base of the sporotheca, hollow, filled with spore-like cells, yellow above, shading into reddish brown below. Hypothallus thin, dark, reddish brown. Capillitium yellow or somewhat olivaceous, ± elastic, the threads 4.5-6.5 µm diam., closely wound with 4-5 spirals, minutely pilose, with occasional free ends, these often swollen, obtuse or tipped with a broad-based apiculus 2-4 µm long. Spores pale yellow, globose or subglobose, coarsely papillate, the papillae frequently elongated into ridges which form a ± complete reticulum visible only under high magnification, 7-9 µm diam. Plasmodium white ( )


HABITAT: Decaying wood. DISTRIBUTION: cosmopolitan


A often used site isn,t avialable for me right now, will update additiniol info, when that problem is fixed !!

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AlexKonig 10 years ago

thx clive ! i like picture ( now ) 1+2 most. ( I have few finds, which i suspect, were not being noticed, till now ! ) :)

AlexKonig 10 years ago

thanks lars, they were at the whole tree, and other yellow fuzzy slime mold from the fam. trichiales should be out everywhere. You have to look very close, when i stand 1,5 meter away from the spotting (which i know is there), i dont recognize/find it no longer, i have to search the tree, while sitting 50 cm away from the wood. However the yellow fuzzy - ones should also appear by you now !!

LarsKorb 10 years ago

Very nice, Alex

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012

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