Species: Physarum bivalve Pers.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: scattered, sessile witha contracted base, or forming elongate, sinuous, or branching plasmodiocarps, laterally compressed with parallel sides, the upper ridge flattened and finally splitting longitudinally, white ,gray, or yellowish.

PERIDIUM: double, the outer layer with more or less dense deposits of lime, smooth or reticulate, the inner layer wrinkled and colorless, membranous, usually adhering to the outer layer.

CAPILLITIUM: consisting of numerous white, often branching, large or small lime nodes connected by rather short hyaline threads.

 
SPORES: White.

PLASMODIUM:
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ECOLOGY: On dead leaves and ground matter.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Nelson, Wellington and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Physarum bivalveScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Physarum bivalveScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Physarum bivalveScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.3 mm.
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Physarum bivalveScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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