Species: Reticularia splendens Morgan Go Back
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Description:
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AETHALIUM: pulvinate, even, or somewhat irregular, unevenly swollen or inflated, lobate or compound, covered by an exceedingly thin, generally smooth, shining, but never white, pellicle or cortex, brown, from 1060 mm. in diameter;

HYPOTHALLUS: white, often extending beyond the aethalium.

CORTEX: composed of the confluent tops of the component sporangia, often smooth, sometimes rough or perforated;

CAPILLITIUM: none.

Pseudocapillitium walls within the aethalium perforated, forming a network of broad, membranous bands, or sometimes frayed into strands and slender threads

 
SPORES: rusty brown, closely and evenly reticulate on two thirds of the surface, the remaining part faintly warted, 7-9 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM:
watery white changing to flesh-color
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Auckland. (Only known collection).
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Macro images:
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Reticularia splendensScale bar :
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  Scale = 1.25 mm.
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Reticularia splendensScale bar  
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This photo was taken 10 days earlier. Scale = 1.5 mm.
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