Species: Didymium bahiense Gottsb.Go Back
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: stalked, 0.8-2.0 mm tall. Sporotheca discoid but appearing subglobose due to the stalk forming a deep umbilicus, 0.2-0.7 mm diam., white or pale grey.

STALK: lime-free, tapered, 50-75% of the total height, ochraceous above and translucent orange-red-brown below.

PERIDIUM: thin and colourless or pale yellow, dusted on the outside with stellate lime crystals which are about the same size as the spores, with an ochraceous thickened basal plate on which a white limy pseudocolumella is seated. Dehiscence irregular.

CAPILLITIUM: threads abundant, dichotomous, laxly anastomosed, brown with pale ends and with small dark swellings.
 
SPORES: Spore-mass dark brown. Spores pale brown to lilac-grey, (9-)10-12(-14.5) µm diam., cluster-warted.

PLASMODIUM: brown, usually white prior to fruiting.
HABITAT: Dead leaves and other type of plant debris and the dung of herbivorous animals

DISTRIBUTION: Auckland, Coromandel, and Bay of Plenty
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Macro images:
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Didymium bahienseScale bar 
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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 Scale = 0.4 mm.
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 Scale = 1.2 mm.
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