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yellow fuzz-cone slime mold

Hemitrichia clavata (Pers.) Rostaf. 1873


it looked as would the ladybug eat from the slime mold.----------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


----Sporangia stalked or sessile; capillitium a more or less elastic network of branching threads, thickened with from two to six continuous, spiral bands, as in the genus Trichia; bands winding in a sinistral direction------- HABITAT: Decaying wood. DISTRIBUTION: Common and abundant, cosm. ( )


Kingdom Protozoa --Phylum Myxomycota ---Class Myxomycetes ----Order Trichiales -----Family Trichiaceae ------Genus Hemitrichia -------Hemitrichia clavata (Pers) Rost ( ), ( ), ( ),

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AlexKonig 7 years ago

thanks lars, also really great location, i found another plasmodium, will post it after it has really settled and i could take some good pictures.

LarsKorb 7 years ago

excellent, Alex. Great series.

Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Lat: 50.88, Long: 5.99

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 12, 2012

Spotted for mission

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