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jennybeans

Date

June 11, 2013 07:31 PM NZST

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myxonz

Date

April 7, 2012 05:00 PM NZST

Description

SPORANGIA: Scattered, sessile, sub-globose or obovoid, 0.6 to 0.8 mm. diam., or forming curved or flexuose plasmodiocarps 2 to 6 mm. long, rounded or slightly compressed laterally, smooth, white or bufl", sometimes purplish brown below from absence of lime, or entirely limeless.
PERIDIUM: Wall double, the outer densely charged with white lime-granules, free and deciduous above, recurved and persistent below; inner wall smooth, membranous, pale purplish, more persistent.
CAPILLITIUM: A network of hyaline threads, with many variously shaped, large, smooth-walled, white nodes.
SPORES: 10-12 µm diam., dark purplish brown, spinulose, often with a paler, smoother area of dehiscence.
PLASMODIUM: White.
HABITAT: On dead leaves and twigs.

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Observer

myxonz

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

SPORANGIA: total height 1 to 1.5 mm., scattered or gregarious, globose, stalked, erect, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. diam., usually brownish, reddish, or bronze, sometimes steel-blue, iridescent.
PERIDIUM: delicately membranous, colorless, falling away in large fragments.
STALK: setaceous, black, shining, rising from a purple-brown, circular hypothallus.
COLUMELLA: cylindrical, truncate, scarcely reaching to half the height of the sporangium.
CAPILLITIUM: of rigid threads, radiating from the apex of the columella, dichotomously branching and anastomosing, black or purple-brown, pale at the base, colored to the free extremities; the threads often connecting the apex of the columella with the somewhat persistent base of the sporangial wall are usually slender and colorless.
SPORES: Violet-gray, minutely warted, 6.5 - 8 µm diam.
PLASMODIUM: Watery white
HABITAT: On dead leaves.
NOTE: This is one very small slime mould only 1 mm high and 0.4 mm in dia. Not the easiest thing to find on leaf litter in a forest!

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myxonz

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

SPORANGIA: Total height 5 to 20 mm. Sporangia cylindrical, obtuse, stalked, brownish purple or almost black, usually in large clusters, sometimes scattered.
PERIDIUM: membranous, persistent, purplish in the lower part, occasionally mottled with darker shades.
STALK: black, shining, 1 to 4 mm. high, rising from a brown, membranous hypothallus.
COLUMELLA: reaching nearly to the top of the sporangium.
CAPILLITIUM: of dark brown threads springing from all parts of the columella, combined into a loose network, the ultimate branches forming a delicate smooth or spinose surface-net with angular, unequal meshes, varying from 6-16 µm wide.
SPORES: grayish violet or brownish violet, 6-8 µm in diameter, faintly or strongly spinulose, the spines arranged in a more or less reticulate pattern.
PLASMODIUM: White
HABITAT: On dead wood.

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myxonz

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

SPORANGIA: Sporangia clustered, in scattered tufts, cylindric, obtuse, stipitate or sometimes nearly sessile, natural brown or army-brown fading to avellaneous.

STALK: short, 3-7 mm. tall; stipe fuscous or jet-black, only slightly expanded below.

HYPOTHALLUS: scanty or none.

COLUMELLA: lessening upward, sometimes attaining the apex of the sporangium, sometimes dissolved in capillitial threads some distance below.

CAPILLITIUM: Of rich brown threads forming the usual inner network of medium density, with many wide expanded nodes, the surface net made up of delicate, almost colourless threads surrounding small polygonal meshes.

SPORES: spore-mass ferruginous; by transmitted light very pale, brownish, minutely warted, 7-9 µm.

PLASMODIUM: white to pale yellow.

HABITAT: On living leaves, sometimes also on rotten wood or debris

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and only.

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Observer

myxonz

Date

July 17, 2011 07:11 AM NZST

Description

SPORANGIA: Total height 5 to 20 mm. Sporangia cylindrical, obtuse, stalked, brownish purple or almost black, usually in large clusters, sometimes scattered.
PERIDIUM: membranous, persistent, purplish in the lower part, occasionally mottled with darker shades.
STALK: black, shining, 1 to 4 mm. high, rising from a brown, membranous hypothallus.
COLUMELLA: reaching nearly to the top of the sporangium.
CAPILLITIUM: of dark brown threads springing from all parts of the columella, combined into a loose network, the ultimate branches forming a delicate smooth or spinose surface-net with angular, unequal meshes, varying from 6-16 µm wide.
SPORES: grayish violet or brownish violet, 6-8 µm in diameter, faintly or strongly spinulose, the spines arranged in a more or less reticulate pattern.
PLASMODIUM: White
HABITAT: On dead wood.

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Observer

myxonz

Date

January 7, 2012

Description

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: watery white or rose-red.

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myxonz

Date

January 6, 2012

Description

SPOROCARPS: Stalked, total height 0.5 to 1.5 mm, gregarious, or clustered in small, scattered groups, ovoid or cylindrical, 0.3 to 0.4 mm. diam., flesh colored or pink.
STALK: thickened upwards, furrowed, 0.2 to 0.4 mm. long, red, filled with spore-like cells.
PERIDIUM: Persisting in mature fruiting bodies only as a distinct calyculus, the latter small, very shallow, pilate, nearly smooth to spinulose or faintly reticulate within.
CAPILLITIUM: A close, elastic network of pale pink, delicate threads 2-3 µm diam., usually with a few bulbous free ends, flattened, marked with transverse bands and short spines arranged in a lax spiral, closely and minutely spinulose or nearly smooth elsewhere. Remaining attached to the calyculus
SPORES: Almost colorless, nearly smooth, 6-8 µm diam.
PLASMODIUM: Watery white
HABITAT:
On dead wood.

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Observer

myxonz

Date

January 3, 2012

Description

SPORANGIA: sessile,subglobose, or pulvinate, heaped, crowded, or scattered, often forming simple or branched plasmodiocarps, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. broad, cinereous, more or less warted or veined with white.
PERIDIUM: single, thin, densely coated or flecked with lime.
COLUMELLA: absent.
PERIDIUM: wall membranous, with included clusters of white lime granules, often limeless and iridescent.
CAPILLITIUM: abundant of branching hyaline threads, with numerous, rounded or angular, white limeknots, varying in size, sometimes consisting of a Badhamia-like network with few hyaline threads.
SPORES: Spores brownish lilac, almost smooth or spinulose, 7-10 µm diam..
PLASMODIUM: Water/white or yellow.
ECOLOGY: On dead leaves and ground debris.

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What

Domestic Goose Anser anser ssp. domesticus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 5, 2006

Description

Perhaps the Emden breed of geese.

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What

brown hare Lepus europaeus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 5, 2006

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 5, 2006

Description

Mix of mallards, black ducks, and hybrids.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 5, 2006

Description

Mixed group of mallards, black ducks, and hybrids.

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