Name: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Author: (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.
Citation: N. Amer. Slime-Moulds (New York): 18 (1899) / Macbride, T.H. 1899. The North American slime-moulds. :1-231
Deprecated Synonyms: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa descendens (Emoto) Emoto, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. flava (Alb. & Schwein.) Y. Yamam., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. arbuscula (Berk. & Broome) Nann.-Bremek., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. flexuosa (Lister) G. Lister
SPOROCARPS: Unlike other myxomcetes, these consist of a series of erect, simple or branched columns taking the form of a poroid or effused crust. White but some times pink or pale yellow, yellow/green. Growing up to 4 mm high and forming extensive sheets.
NOTES: This small 2 mm but common and conspicuous species looks more like white frosting when viewed by the naked eye a hand lens is need to see there beauty.
COMMON NAME: Coral slime
SPORES: Attached individually by thread like stalks, White in mass, hyaline by transmitted light, smooth, ovoid or elliptical 6-7 × 10-13 µm in diameter.
PLASMODIUM: Watery and translucent.
HABITAT: Scattered clusters over well rotten logs after rain.
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