Species: Licea operculata (Wingate) G. W. Martin
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: total height 0.4 to 0.9 mm. Sporangia scattered, usually stalked, rarely sessile, urn shaped or subglobose, 0.1 to 0.3 mm. diam., brown or nearh' black, with a convex, dull yellow, glossy lid; sporangial wall cartilaginous, opaque from deposits of refuse matter; lid mem branous, minutely papillose.

STALK: cylindrical, rough, furrowed, nearly black from dark refuse matter.

NOTE: this species is so small, and concolorous with the habitat, that it is almost impossible to find it except accidentally along with another colection.

 
SPORES: yellowish in mass, almost colorless by transmitted light, smooth, 8-11 m diam.

PLASMODIUM: dull orange
HABITAT: on bark.

DISTRIBUTION:
cosmopolitan, Auckland and North Canterbury.
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Licea operculataScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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