Species: Trichia lutescens (Lister) Lister Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: Sessile, widely scattered or in small clusters, globose or bolster-shaped, 0.15 to 0.7 mm. diam., olivaceous yellow or yellow.

PERIDIUM: Membranous, yellow, entirely free from granular deposits, usually embossed with the impressions of the underlying spores.

CAPILLITIUM: Consisting of short or long, simple or branching, pale yellow elaters 3 - 4.5 µm diam., marked with four or five distinct or faint spiral bands, either tapering or blunt and bulbous at the tips.

 
SPORES: Usually olivaceous in mass, or yellow, paler by transmitted light, closely warted or spinulose, 10-12 µm.

PLASMODIUM: Watery pink
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Nelson, Buller and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Trichia lutescensScale bar
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 Scale =0.5 mm.
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Trichia lutescensScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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