Species: Lamproderma scintillans (Berk et Broome) Morgan Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 1 to 1.5 mm., scattered or gregarious, globose, stalked, erect, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. diam., usually brownish, reddish, or bronze, sometimes steel-blue, iridescent.

PERIDIUM: delicately membranous, colorless, falling away in large fragments.

STALK: setaceous, black, shining, rising from a purple-brown, circular hypothallus.

COLUMELLA: cylindrical, truncate, scarcely reaching to half the height of the sporangium.

CAPILLITIUM: of rigid threads, radiating from the apex of the columella, dichotomously branching and anastomosing, black or purple-brown, pale at the base, colored to the free extremities; the threads often connecting the apex of the columella with the somewhat persistent base of the sporangial wall are usually slender and colorless.

 
SPORES: Violet-gray, minutely warted,
6.5 - 8 µm diam.

Plasmodium: Watery white
HABITAT: On dead leaves.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Lamproderma scintillans Scale bar
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 Scale = 0.4 mm.
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Lamproderma scintillans Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.7 mm.
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Lamproderma scintillans Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.4 mm.
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Lamproderma scintillans Scale bar 
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 Scale = 0.3 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Lamproderma scintillans  
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 Magnification = 400x
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Lamproderma scintillans  
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Spores:Magnification = 1000x
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