Species: Calomyxa metallicaGo Back
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: Sporangia solitary or clustered, globose, sessile on a narrow base, 0.5 to 1 mm. diam., or pulvinate and forming plasmodiocarps, pearl-gray or copper colored, shining iridescent; sporangial wall membranous, single, yellowish, translucent.

CAPILLITIUM: a profuse coil of very long, elastic, flexuose, solid, gray or yellowish threads 0.5-1 µm diam., increasing in some parts to 2 µm, scarcely branching in normal developments, with few attachments to the sporangial wall or almost free, marked with a very lax spiral band of minute spinules.

NOTE: a rear species presently none held in PDD.

 
SPORES: Pale yellow, spiny, 8 to10 µm in diaameter.

PLASMODIUM: watery white.
HABITAT: on dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION:
Auckland.
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Macro images:
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Calomyxa metallicaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Calomyxa metallicaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Calomyxa metallicaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Calomyxa metallicaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Calomyxa metallica 
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 Magnification = 1000x
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