Species: Trichia favoginea (Batsch) Persoon Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA: usually sessile, globose, obovoid, cylindrical, or clavate, crowded on a membranous hypothallus, 0.6 to 0.7 mm. broad, 0.7 to 1.9 mm. high, shining ochraceous yellow; mass of spores and capillitium orange-yellow.

PERIDIUM: membranous, thickened with delicate, irregular striae.

CAPILLITIUM: consisting of long, cylindrical elaters 6 - 8 µm diam., smooth or with scattered spines, thickened with four or five spiral bands 1 µm wide, the intervals between them crossed by many slender ridges running parallel with the length of the elater; ends of the elaters conical, terminating in a smooth point, 3 - 8 µm long.
 
SPORES: Yellow, reticulate with narrow, high bands forming a net with three to five meshes to the hemisphere, 13-15 µm diam., including the border of 1.6 - 2 µm width.

PLASMODIUM: White or yellow.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato, Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson, Westlan,South Canterbury, Southland and Dunedin.
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Macro images:
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Trichia favogineaScale bar
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Trichia favogineaScale bar 
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 Scale = 1.1 mm.
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Trichia favogineaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Trichia favogineaScale bar 
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 Scale = 2 mm.
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Trichia favogineaScale bar 
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 Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Trichia favoginea 
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Spores: Pale to bright yellow, coarsely reticulated , 13 to 15 µm in diameter.Magnification = 1000x
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Trichia favoginea 
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Capillitium: Yellow, consisting of free elaters 4-8 µm in diameter with 3-5 µm smooth to spiny spiral bands, tips of elaters pointed, blunt or rounded.Magnification = 100x
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Trichia favoginea 
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 Magnification =1000x
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