Species: Hemitrichia clavata (Pers.) Rost. Go Back
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Description:
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SPORANGIA:Total height 1 to 3 mm. Sporangia stalked, gregarious or crowded, clavate or turbinate, 0.7 to 1.5 mm. high, shining ochraceous or olivaceous yellow, globose and nearly sessile in irregular developments; sporangial wall membranous, minutely papillose on the inner side, rarely reticulate, yellow, evanescent above, persistent below to form a more or less definite cup.

STALK: Stalk cylindrical, 0.1 to 1.5 mm, long, furrowed or nearly even, olive, reddish brown, or nearly black, filled with spore-like cells,

CAPILLITIUM: an expanding network of yellowish olive, branched threads 5-6 µm diam., with or without free ends, marked with five or six well-defined close or lax sinistral, spiral bands, sometimes spinose in imperfect developments.

NOTES: Very similar to H. calyculata but with a larger spore size and shape of peridium.
 

SPORES: pale yellow, minutely warted, 7-9 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Plasmodium watery white or rose-red

HABITAT: Decaying wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Common and abundant
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Macro images:
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Hemitrichia clavataScale bar  
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  Scale = 0.5 mm.
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Hemitrichia clavataScale bar  
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  Scale = 0.8 mm.
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