Species: Stemonitis virginiensis RexGo Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 2 to 8 mm., in small clusters, cylindrical or elongate-ovate, stalked, lilac-brown.

STALK : black, shining, 0.5 to 2 mm. tall. 20-33% total height, the base keratinoid and hollow.

COLUMELLA: reaching the apex, giving rise to delicate capillitium

CAPILLITIUM: a dense network of flexuose, dark brown threads, the ultimate branchlets slender, uniting to form a smooth or spinose, close surface-net, which is usually incomplete or sometimes absent entirely.

 
SPORES: Pale lilac-brown, 6-8 µm diam., reticulate with narrow, raised bands.

Plasmodium: ?
HABITAT: On dead wood and leaves.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and South Canterbury.
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Macro images:
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Stemonitis virginiensisScale bar
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 Scale = 3.2 mm.
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Stemonitis virginiensisScale bar 
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 Scale = 3.2 mm.
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Stemonitis virginiensisScale bar 
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 Scale = 3.2 mm.
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Stemonitis virginiensisScale bar 
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 Scale = 1.6 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Stemonitis virginiensis 
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Capillitium:Magnification = 400x
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Stemonitis virginiensis 
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Spores: Reticulated Magnification = 1000x
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