Species: Diderma effusum (Schwein) Morgan
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: sessile or more commonly a broadly flatten plasmodiocarp, gregarious 0.5 to 1.5 mm broad and to a maximum 60 mm long. Hypothallus membranous, white inconspicuous not extending far beyond the fruiting body.

PERIDIUM: double, the outer layer calcareous, relatively smoothed, white, the inner layer membranous, colourless dehiscence irregular.

COLUMELLA: flat pulvinate, pinkish brown.

CAPILLITIUM: delicate, the threads colourless or pale purple, sparingly branched and anastomosing.

 
SPORES: Dark purple in mass, pale violaceous brown by transmitted light, smooth to minutely warted. 7 to 9 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM: White.
HABITAT: leaf litter on forest floor

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Diderma effusumScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Diderma effusumScale bar 
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Diderma effusumScale bar 
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Diderma effusumScale bar 
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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