Species: Physarum viride (Bull.) Pers.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: subglobose or lenticular, sometimes concave beneath, nodding, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. diam., yellow, stalked; sporangial wall membranous, dehiscing in fragments, with innate clusters of yellow lime-granules.

STALK: subulate, slender, striate, gray or straw-colored, sometimes yellow at the top shading to red below, usually brown or black in the lower half from enclosed refuse matter, rarely with lime.

COLUMELLA: none.

CAPILLITIUM: a loose, irregular network of slender, acutely branching, hyaline threads, with fusiform, yellow lime nodes.

 
SPORES: Pale brownish lilac, almost smooth,
7-10 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM:
Yellow.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Gisborne, Buller, Westland, South Canterbury, Southland and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Physarum virideScale bar
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Physarum virideScale bar  
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Physarum virideScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Physarum virideScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.3 mm.
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