Species: Trichia erecta Rex. Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: total height 1 to 2 mm., scattered, stalked, erect, often in clusters of two or three together, globose or turbinate, 0.5 to 0.7 mm. diam., bright yellow, mottled with well-defined brown, dark brown, or purplish red patches.

STALK:
cylindrical, stout, 0.1 to 1 mm. high, 0.2 to 0.3 mm. thick, dark brown, opaque.

PERIDIUM: membranous, pale yellow, densely charged with brown granular matter at the base of the sporangium and in the dark patches.

CAPILLITIUM: of bright yellow or orange elaters 3,5-4 n diam., with short, tapering ends, marked with four close spiral bands, and studded with few or many spines.

 
SPORES: Bright yellow or orange in mass, minutely warted, 11 - 13 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: White.
HABITAT:: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Trichia erectaScale bar
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 Scale = 0.7 mm.
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Trichia erectaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.7 mm.
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Trichia erectaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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