Species: Physarum melleum (Berk. & Br.) Mass.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA :gregarious, stalked, erect to 1.5 mm high, globose, about 0.5 mm. diam., yellow or brownish yellow;

PERIDIUM: wall membranou, srugose, persistent at the base, encrusted with lime, with small, yellow lime-granules.

STALK: white, buff, yellow, or orange, stout cylindric or tapering upward, opaque, chalky in section, charged with lime-granules.

COLUMELLA: short, conical, white or yellowish, rarely orange

CAPILLITIUM: of irregularly branching, delicate, hyaline threads, often expanded at the axils, with white or yellow lime nodes, usually large and angled, but various in size and shape.

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

PLASMODIUM:
Yellow or olive-green.
HABITAT: On dead leaves.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and Bay of Plenty.
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Macro images:
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Physarum melleumScale bar
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Physarum melleumScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.3 mm.
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Physarum melleumScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.6 mm.
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Physarum melleumScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.75 mm.
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Physarum melleumScale bar  
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 Scale = 0.25 mm.
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