Species: Stemonitopsis aequalis (Peck) Y. Yamam. Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 4 to 9 mm., closely gregarious, cylindrical, usually obtuse, curved, stalked, purplish brown.

STALK: about half the total height.

COLUMELLA: reaching nearly to the summit of the sporangium.

CAPILLITIUM: a dense tangle of purplish brown threads springing from all parts of the columella, anastomosing and branching, and ending in free tips, usually pale.
 
SPORES: Violet-brown, minutely and faintly spinulose, 7-9µm diam.

Plasmodium: Milk-white
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland.
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Macro images:
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Stemonitopsis aequalisScale bar
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Stemonitopsis aequalisScale bar 
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 Scale = 1.25 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Stemonitopsis aequalis 
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View of the Capillitium net.Magnification = 400x
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