Species: Cribraria intricata Schrad Top
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: gregarious, total height 1.5 to 3 mm. often forming large colonies, stalked, globose, nodding or erect, 0.5 to 0.7 mm. diam., ochraceous brown;

PERIDIUM: peridial cup to one third the height of the sporangium, yellowish brown, studded with brown plasmodic granules 0.5-2 µm. diam., arranged in close lines radiating from the base of the sporangium; margin toothed; net close, regular; nodes numerous, dark brown, thickened, prominent, polygonal, often branching, connected by five to eight very slender threads, and with many free rays.

STALK: subulate, two to four times the height of the sporangium, dark brown.

 
SPORES: Ochraceous, nearly smooth or faintly warted, 5-6 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Lead-coloured or brownish black.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taranaki and Southland.
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Macro images 
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Cribraria intricataScale bar 
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 Scale bar = 0.57 mm.
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Cribraria intricataScale bar 
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 Scale bar = 1 mm.
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Cribraria intricataScale bar 
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Most of the spores have dispersed leaving only the peridium net.Scale bar = 1 mm.
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Microscope images 
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Cribraria intricata 
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Close up of the peridium net.Magnification = 400x
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Cribraria intricata 
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Close up of the nodes of the peridium net.Magnification = 1000x
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Cribraria intricata 
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Spores: 5-6 µm in diameter.Magnification = 1000x
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