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sarahlloyd

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September 11, 2019 03:36 PM HST

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Custered and scattered sessile fruiting bodies with a metallic sheen.

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sarahlloyd

Date

September 16, 2019 03:35 PM HST

Description

Extensive fruiting of 2.5-5 mm tall sporangia.

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sarahlloyd

Date

September 15, 2019 12:53 PM HST

Description

Extensive fruiting of stalked sporangia 1.4-1.9 mm tall. Sporotheca very dark; stalk longitudinally grooved, red, shiny; Peridium dark, splitting into petaloid lobes. Capillitium rusty red in mass, red by transmtted light, unbranched with smooth spiral bands and gradually tapering ends, 4-5 microns diameter. Spores rusy red in mass, orange red by transmitted light, minutely spiny, 10 microns diameter.

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sarahlloyd

Date

January 3, 2017

Description

Widely scattered tufts (between 3 and many sporangia) of stalked sporangia to 6 mm high, pale lilac brown. Sporotheca sub-cylindrical, slightly tapering at apex; rounded at apex and base, 2.7 mm long x 0.3–0.4 mm diameter. Stalk black, shiny, 0.4–1.5 mm long; black and with reticulate fibers at base when viewed by transmitted light. Hypothallus continuous under groups, membranous, brown and shiny. Peridium fugacious. Columella reaches to below apex of sporotheca where it branches. Capillitium attached to entire length of columella, about 5 meshes across radius, reddish brown; surface net angular with numerous free ends. Spores pale lilac brown in mass, pale by transmitted light, reticulate pattern of faint large meshes between small dark meshes, 6–7 µm.
Note: colour and size makes this a distinctive species in the field. This collection has numerous free ends on the surface net in contrast to another of my collections which has no fee ends. (N.E. Nannenga-Bremekamp states that ‘meshes sometimes almost smooth, sometimes with thorns’.) The reticulate pattern on the spores is distinctive.

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sarahlloyd

Date

December 15, 2016

Description

Pseudoaethalium dark brown when mature covered in dried white slime, 70 mm long x 90 mm wide x 10 mm high. Sporothecae closely packed, sinuous, with convex tips, 0.4–0.6 mm diameter. Hypothallus white at first becoming reddish brown. Peridium light brown in reflected light with golden and blue iridescence; circular patterns seen with oil immersion lens. Spores light brown in mass, pale by transmitted light, banded-reticulate, 6 µm.
Notes Immature pseudoaethalium first orange, then coral red then chocolate brown.

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sarahlloyd

Date

December 6, 2016

Description

Pseudoaethalia of closely packed sporothecae, more or less round in outline, 12 mm long x 15 mm wide x 4 mm high, brown. Sporothecae cylindrical straight-sided tubules, angular by mutual pressure. Tips of sporothecae 0.5–0.6 mm diameter, hexagonal, flat to slightly convex, equal in height so forming a smooth surface of the pseudoaethalium. Hypothallus inconspicuous. Peridium brown, slightly iridescent, circular pattern seen with oil immersion lens. Spores reddish brown in mass, brown by transmitted light, banded reticulate, 6 µm. Immature pseudoaethalia were pale pinkish brown.

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sarahlloyd

Date

September 25, 2015

Description

Hemispherical pseudoaethalia of bouquet-shaped of sporothecae, 4.5 mm diameter x 3 mm high. Sporotheca cylindrical, 2.7 mm long, 0.7 mm diameter at apex, 0.5 mm at base, with convex ‘lid’ that separates from walls of peridium. Hypothallus membranous, reddish brown. Peridium membranous, light brown in reflected light, shiny; tips of sporothecae slightly different (thinner?) than the rest of the peridium, iridescent with golden, blue and purplish hues. Inner surface of peridium is ornamented with wavy folds visible with 1000x oil immersion lens. Spores sandy brown in mass, yellow brown by transmitted light, banded reticulate over most of the surface, 7.3–10.5 µm.

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sarahlloyd

Date

June 13, 2014

Description

Several pseudoaethalia, tan brown, 85 mm long x 30 mm wide x 0.7–1 mm high. Hypothallus protrudes from edges of the fruiting bodies, silvery. Plasmodium pink. Cortex of hexagonal platelets 0.1 mm across. Pseudocapillitium strands run from corner of platelets to the base. Spores mustard yellow in mass, pale by transmitted light, minutely spinulose, 8.5–10.5 µm.

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sarahlloyd

Date

September 4, 2019 01:03 PM HST

Description

Scattered small groups of stalked sporangia to 2.5 mm tall. Sporotheca obovate, 0.7–1 mm diameter, at first pale brown with faint lines of dehiscence, then dark brown before drying to chestnut brown. Stalk 1.5 mm, longitudinally furrowed, dark brown. Hypothallus thick, brown and yellow, furrowed like an extension of the stalk. Peridium double, the outer layer thick, with absorbed particles; inner layer has a geometric pattern.
Elaters unbranched, 5 µm wide with smooth spirals, tapering to a long point. Spores (and elaters) dull yellow in mass, colourless by transmitted light, minutely spiny, 10–11 µm.

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sarahlloyd

Date

June 15, 2014

Description

Gregarious stalked sporangia 1.5-1.7 mm tall. Sporotheca globose, brown, 0.3-0.6 mm diameter. Stalk subulate, black 1.2-1.4 mm long with fibrous base (see in transmitted light). Peridium fugacious. Columella short, divides just above stalk apex into several branches that give rise to the capillitium. Spores brown in mass, light brown by transmitted light with lighter germination area, minutely warted, 9 microns.

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sarahlloyd

Date

August 29, 2019 07:27 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

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August 29, 2019 07:26 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

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August 29, 2019 07:24 PM HST

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August 29, 2019 07:21 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 19, 2019 09:51 PM HST

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Fruiting bodies found on small dead branches fallen from the canopy of Acacia melanoxylon.
Photo 2 shows capillitium attachment to columella; Photo 3: fragmented surface net; Photo 4 base of stalk; Photo 5 capillitium and spores

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sarahlloyd

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August 28, 2019 09:36 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

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August 23, 2019 12:45 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

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August 26, 2019 08:39 PM HST

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sarahlloyd

Date

August 26, 2019 08:26 PM HST

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Young, bright orange short-stalked fruiting bodies were scattered along a decaying Pomaderris apetala log. Over days their colour darkened but they
lightened to ochraceous as the spores and capillitium dried out.
Dehiscence circumscissile leaving a calyculus.

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sarahlloyd

Date

August 24, 2019 07:45 PM HST

Description

Several groups of stalked sporangia up to 3 mm tall. Sporotheca: 1.7 mm long x 0.5-0.6 mm diameter. Stalk: cylindrical, 1 mm long. Peridium: fugacious except for asymmetrical, funnel-shaped calyculus. Capillitium expands almost immediately when collected (i.e. does not retail a neat shape). Decorated with rings and cogs joined by reticulations, 8 microns diameter. Spores: pink in mass, colourless by transmitted light with few warts, 6-7 microns.
Keys out to Arcyria affinis (p. 55) in Myxomycetes of New Zealand (2003) Stephenson.

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sarahlloyd

Date

August 24, 2019 07:31 PM HST

Description

Scattered and coalescing stalked 2 mm tall sporangia. Found on decaying eucalypt log in wet eucalypt forest.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 20, 2019 07:22 PM HST

Description

Small group of sporangia on the underside of a small Pomaderris apetala log in wet eucalypt forest.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 9, 2019 07:13 PM HST

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Scattered and crowded stalked sporangia on a large bryophyte-covered log in Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest. Columella short and rounded; capillitium with short white free ends; spores: dark brown, spiny 15-16 microns diameter.
The sporangia were various sizes and some were misshapen, possibly because they experienced rain while developing.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 22, 2019 02:33 PM HST

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The first photo (24 July 2019) shows the mature sporangia; the second photo was taken the evening before (23 July) when the sporotheca were slightly mottled as the brown spores develop. The third photo shows the stalks starting to form and the final photo shows the sporangia starting to take shape from the bright yellow plasmodium.

Lamproderma 'umbilicatum', an undescribed species.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 16, 2019 02:52 PM HST

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On the bark of a Pomaderris apetala log.

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sarahlloyd

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July 16, 2019 02:50 PM HST

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Found on the bark of a Pomaderris apetala log.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 6, 2019 08:49 PM HST

Description

Extensive fruiting of stalked sporangia with a brown peridium. Found on a large bryophyte-covered eucalypt log and nearby twigs and leaves in wet eucalypt forest.

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sarahlloyd

Date

July 4, 2019 10:04 PM HST

Description

Sessile crowded sporangia on leaves and other litter accumulated on the crown of a treefern (Dicksonia antarctica) in Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest.

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sarahlloyd

Date

June 20, 2019 08:52 PM HST

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On dead Clematis aristata on the ground; wet eucalypt forest.

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sarahlloyd

Date

June 25, 2019 08:49 PM HST

Description

Small groups of sporangia among the moss on bryophyte-covered log; 'big tree track', wet eucalypt forest.

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