Species: Hemitrichia calyculata (Pers.) Rost.Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: stalked, scattered to gregarious, 1-3 mm tall. Sporotheca turbinate to subglobose, erect, bright to dark yellow, 0.8-1.4 mm in diameter (when expanded).

STALK: slender, reddish brown to black, 0.5-2.0 mm long, expanded at the top to form a distinct funnel-shaped cup.

HYPOTHALLUS: irregular or discoid, light to dark reddish brown.

PERIDIUM: membranous, yellow, persisting in the lower half as a distinct calyculus that often has a petaloid margin.

CAPILLITIUM: consisting of a dense network of smooth yellow threads, marked with four or five spiral bands, 5-7 µm in diameter.

 
SPORES: pale yellowt, minutely spiny to delicately reticulate, 7-8 µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM: yellow, becoming red during fruiting.
HABITAT: Decaying wood and (less commonly) bark, especially that from broadleaf trees.

DISTRIBUTION: cosmopolitan known from Northland, Auckland, and Stewart Island.
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Macro images:
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Hemitrichia calyculata Scale barImmature Hemitrichia calyculata showin the colour change these go through

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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Hemitrichia calyculataScale bar
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Hemitrichia calyculataScale bar
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Hemitrichia calyculataScale bar 
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  Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Hemitrichia calyculataScale bar 
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  Scale = 0.5 mm.
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