Species: Cribraria aurantiaca Top
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: gregarious, total height 1 to 2 mm., stalked, globose or sometimes turbinate, erect or nodding, 0.4 to 0.7 mm. diam.; spore-mass golden yellow; cup one third the height of the sporangium, pale brown or brown, irregularly and deeply toothed at the margin, often more regular, studded with round plasmodic granules 0.5-1 µm diam., arranged in close lines radiating from the base of the sporangium; nodes of the net flattened, broad, branching, and angular, or narrow, the angles continued into the slender connecting threads, or thickened and convex, often with a few free rays.

Stalk subulate, dark brown, two to four times the height of the sporangium or higher.

 
SPORES: Spores ochraceous by transmitted light, minutely warted, 5-6 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Green or slate-gray.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION:
Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland , Northland and Southland.
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Macro images:
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Cribraria aurantiaca Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.8 mm.
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Cribraria aurantiacaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.8 mm.
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