Species: Diderma ochraceum Hoffm. Go Back
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: scattered or in small clusters, sessile, hemispherical or subglobose, 0.4 to 1 mm. diam., often forming curved and sometimes ring-shaped plasmodiocarps, ochraceous, rarely pale red; outer sporangial wall somewhat cartilaginous, with abundant deposits of angular or round, yellow lime-granules, adhering to or free from the firm, membranous, yellow, inner one.

COLUMELLA:
indefinite.

CAPILLITIUM:
consisting of abundant, simple or branching, purplish brown threads, often hyaline at the base.

NOTES: first colection found in New Zealand

 
SPORES: Purplish gray, minutely spinulose,
9-11 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Lemon-yellow
HABITAT: on dead leaves.

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