Species: Physarum globuliferum (Bulliard) PersoonGo Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 0.6 to 1.5 mm., gregarious or united in small clusters, often connate, globose or irregular in shape, stalked, usually erect, about 0.5 mm. diam., white; sporangial wall membranous, with crowded clusters of included lime-granules.

STALK: white, buff, or reddish, sometimes darker toward the base, 0.1 to 1 mm. long, often tapering upward, nearly smooth, brittle and chalky in cross-section.

COLUMELLA: conical.

CAPILLITIUM: persistent, retaining the form of the sporangium after dispersal of the spores, forming a close network of hyaline threads with numerous, fusiform or rounded, white lime nodes, occasionally angular and branching.

 
SPORES: Lilac-brown, faintly warted, 6-8 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM:
Pale yellow.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, South Canterbury and Southland.
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Macro images:
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Physarum globuliferum Scale bar
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 Scale = 0.25 mm.
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Physarum globuliferum Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.43 mm.
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Physarum globuliferum Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Physarum globuliferum Scale bar 
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 Scale = 1.5 mm.
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Physarum globuliferum Scale bar 
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Plasmodium:Scale = 5.5 mm.
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