Species: Badhamia utricularis (Bull) Berk Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: subglobose or obovoid, 0.5 to 1 mm. diam., free, confluent and lobed, or clustered, sometimes sessile, usually on clustered, often long, branching, straw-colored, membranous stalks, cinereous or iridescent violet and veined with white.

HYPOTHALLUS: dull red, inconspicuous.

STALK: pallid, yellowish or tawny, weak, branched, often prostrate


PERIDIUM: iridescent, hyaline, with sparsely distributed minute granules of lime.

CAPILLITIUM: a network of fiat bands with broad, thin expansions at the angles, evenly and sparsely charged with white lime-granules. Spore-mass dull blackish brown.

 
SPORES: Bright brown or violet-brown, adhering in loose clusters of 7 to 10, spinulose, 9-12 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM:
Chrome-yellow.
HABITAT: On dead wood and bark.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Wellington, Buller, North Canterbury.
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Macro images:
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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 Scale = 5 mm.
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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 Scale = 5 mm.
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.6 mm.
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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Mature fruiting body's realising there spores.Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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Developing fruiting body's from the plasmodium.Scale = 2 mm.
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Badhamia utricularisScale bar 
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Plasmodium: Bright yellow. notice the dead beetle.Scale = mm.
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