Species: Diachea subsessilis Peck Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: gregarious, somewhat clustered, globose, 0.4 to 0.6 mm. diam., stalked or sessile, shining iridescent bronze, rarely blue; sporangial wall membranous, colorless.

STALK: stout, tapering, white, 0.2 to 0.5 mm. high, filled with lime either in the form of granules or crystalline nodules, rarely brown and without lime.

COLUMELLA: small, conical, white or brownish, usually absent in the sessile forms.

CAPILLITIUM: radiating from the columella or base, and consisting of branched and anastomosing, purple-brown threads, usually stouter and paler below, slender and colorless at the tips.

 
SPORES: Purplish gray, 7-10 µm diam., reticulated with rows of close-set warts or spines, forming a net of small or large meshes.

PLASMODIUM:
Yellow.
HABITAT: On dead leaves, twigs, etc.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland.
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Macro images:
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Diachea subsessilisScale bar
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 Scale = 2.5 mm.
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Diachea subsessilisScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.25 mm.
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Diachea subsessilisScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.25 mm.
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Diachea subsessilisScale bar 
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Spores have disperesed leaving only the metalic peridium and capillitum you can now clearly see the columella.Scale = 0.25 mm.
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