|Species: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa|
|SPOROCARPS: Unlike other myxomcetes, these consist of a series of erect, simple or branched columns taking the form of a poroid or effused crust. White but some times pink or pale yellow, yellow/green. Growing up to 4 mm high and forming extensive sheets.|
NOTES: This small 2 mm but common and conspicuous species looks more like white frosting when viewed by the naked eye a hand lens is need to see there beauty.
COMMON NAME: Coral slime
|SPORES: Attached individually by thread like stalks, White in mass, hyaline by transmitted light, smooth, ovoid or elliptical 6-7 x 10-13 µm in diameter.|
PLASMODIUM: Watery and translucent.
|HABITAT: Scattered clusters over well rotten logs after rain.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, NZ wide.
|Found growing on soft spongy wood with this iteresting tree like struture..||Scale = 0.35 mm.|
|A close up of the more tipical form.||Scale = 2 mm.|
|Tipical form when growing in the open.||Scale = 2 mm.|
|A simple unbranched fruiting body form.||Scale = 1.5 mm.|
|Scale = 1.5 mm.|
|The spores that are produced individually of the end of a thread like stalks, these spores can be seen in this close up if you look carefully.||Scale = ? mm.|
|Plasmodium:||Scale = 5.7 mm.|
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