Species: Physarum leucophaeum Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: Gregarious, spherical, 0.5-1 mm., white, stipitate, sessile.

STALK: About 1 mm., subulate, yellowish-white, rugose; columella none.

PERIDIUM: Wall membranaceous, rupturing irregularly, thickly studded with rounded white lime-granules.

CAPILLITIUM: D ense, snow-white, with minute, white, round or rounded nodes, in the centre a conspicuous mass of lime forming a shining ball, not part of the stipe although sometimes produced toward it.

 
SPORES: Brown-violet, delicately spinulose, 9 11 µm.

PLASMODIUM:
Watery white or yellowish gray.
HABITAT: On dead wood and leaves.

DISTRIBUTION: Auckland
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Macro images:
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Physarum leucophaeumScale bar  
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  Scale = 2 mm.
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