Species: Tubifera ferruginosa
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Description 
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SPOROCARPS: A pseudoaethalium composed of numerous sessile sporangia crowded together, individual sporangia cylindrical to ovate, pale umber to reddish brown or purplish brown, up to 0.4 mm in diameter and 5 mm tall with the entire structure reaching 150 mm or more in size.

HYPOTHALLUS: well developed, membranous to spongy, colourless to pallid.

HYPOTHALLUS: membranous, thin, persisting in mature fruiting bodies except at the individual sporangia, where it tends to break away.


Another specie that goes through a range of colours as it matures
SPORES: Umber brown in mass, pallid by transmitted light, finely reticulated over three quarters of the surface, 6 - 8 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM:
Watery and colourless, becoming milky white then changing through rose to brown.
HABITAT: Decaying wood or wood debris, occasionally on forest floor leaf litter.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Wanganui, Gisborne, Marlborough Sounds, Southland.
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Macro images 
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Tubifera ferruginosa Scale bar 
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 Scale = 6 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosa Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.3 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosa Scale bar 
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 Scale = 3 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosa Scale bar  
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  Scale = 2 mm.
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Scale bar  
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  Scale = 2.5 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosa Scale bar  
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Very old fruiting body. Scale = 0.12 mm.
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