Species: Physarum flavicomum Berk.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 1 to 2 mm., subglobose, flattened beneath and sometimes above, nodding, about 0.5 mm. diam., yellow, gray, bronze, or dark and iridescent from the absence of lime, stalked; sporangial wall membranous, colorless above, yellowish below, stouter and persistent at the base.

STALK:
slender, subulate, twisted, without lime, red, copper-colored, or pale brown.

CAPILLITIUM:
a close net work of hyaline threads, with numerous yellow, fiat expansions at the axils, firmly attached to the base of the sporangium, and usually persistent after dispersal of the spores; lime nodes usually small, angular, yellow.

 
SPORES: Violet-brown, nearly smooth, 7-10 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM:
Yellowish green.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and Southland.
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Macro images:
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Physarum flavicomumScale bar
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 Scale = 0.7 mm.
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Physarum flavicomumScale bar 
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Fruiting body's: With the peridium just starting to break up. Scale = 0.7 mm.
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Physarum flavicomumScale bar 
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Fruiting body's: During spore dispersal. Scale = 0.8 mm.
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Physarum flavicomumScale bar 
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Fruiting body's: With spore dispersal nealy complet showing the yellow capillitiumScale = 0.8 mm.
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Physarum flavicomum  
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Odd globose fruiting body's this seams to be quite a variable species  
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Physarum flavicomum  
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Physarum flavicomum  
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Plasmodium: Yellowish green.  
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