Species: Trichia decipiens (Pers.) T. Macbr.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 1.5 to 3 mm., stalked, rarely sessile, gregarious or crowded, turbinate, 0.6 to 0.8 mm. diam., shining olive or yellowish brown.

PERIDIUM: wall yellow, membranous, of two layers; upper part of the wall often forming a cap of thinner texture which breaks up leaving a circular opening.

STALK: cylindrical, furrowed, 0.1 to 1 mm. long, olive or dark brown, filled to the base with spore-like cells.

CAPILLITIUM: of simple or branched, smooth, olivaceous brown elaters 4.5-5.5 µm. wide, marked with four or five spiral bands, gradually tapering into long, slender points.

 
SPORES: Yellowish brown in mass, either closely and often irregularly reticulate, or minutely warted, 9-12 µm diam..

PLASMODIUM: Rose-colored or white.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wanganui, Fiordland, Mid Canterbury and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Trichia decipiensScale bar
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Trichia decipiensScale bar 
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 Scale = 1 mm.
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Trichia decipiensScale bar 
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 Scale = 1.2 mm.
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Trichia decipiensScale bar 
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 Scale = 1.2 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Trichia decipiens 
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Capillitium: Olivacceous yellow, consisting of simple or branched free elaters 5 -6µm in diameter with 3-5 µm smooth spiral bands, elaters tapering to long slender tips. Magnification = 1000x
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Trichia decipiens 
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Spores: :Olivacceous yellow, delicately reticulated , 10 to 13µm in diameter. The darker objects are the spore-like cysts from within the stalk. Magnification = 1000x
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