Species: Lycogala flavofuscum (Ehrenb.) Rostaf.Go Back
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Description:
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AETHALIA: Solitary or in clusters of 2-5 and then often joined, usually sessile and pulvinate, 2-4 cm diam. or occasionally much larger, silvery grey to ochraceous.

CORTEX:
Without scales, almost smooth and ± glossy, thick and brittle.

PSEUDOCAPILLITIUM: Of colourless, branched and anastomosed tubules, wrinkled and papillose or almost smooth, the main branches 25-60 µm diam., the smaller branches 10-25 µm diam., with rounded free ends.

 
SPORES: Spores colourless, faintly reticulate,
5-6 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Pale pink, changing to pale buff prior to fruiting.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, Northland,Auckland, Wanganui and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Tubifera ferruginosaScale bar
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  Scale = 3.5 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosaScale bar
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Immature fruiting body's still with there orange colouring. Scale = 1 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosaScale bar
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Immature fruiting body's still with there orange colouring. Scale = 1 mm.
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Tubifera ferruginosaScale bar
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  Scale = 2.5 mm.
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