Name: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

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. porioides (Alb. & Schwein.) Lister, Ceratiomyxa porioides (Alb. & Schwein.) J. Schröt., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa arbuscula (Berk. & Broome) Pat., Ceratiomyxa caesia E. Jahn, Ceratiomyxa descendens (Emoto) Emoto, Ceratiomyxa freyana Meyl., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. aurantiaca Jaap, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. aurea (Link) Y. Yamam., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. flava (Alb. & Schwein.) Y. Yamam., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa f. rosea Y. Yamam., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. arbuscula (Berk. & Broome) Nann.-Bremek., Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. caesia (E. Jahn) G. Lister, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. comata Lavrov, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. descendens Emoto, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. filiformis Berk. & Broome, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. flexuosa (Lister) G. Lister, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. rosella Cejp, Ceratiomyxa mucida (Pers.) J. Schröt., Ceratiomyxa mucida var. arbuscula (Berk. & Broome) Torrend, Ceratiomyxa mucida var. flexuosa Lister, Ceratiomyxa mucida var. mucida, Ceratiomyxa mucida var. porioides (Alb. & Schwein.) Lister, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. poroides (Alb. & Schwein.) G. Lister, Cerioporus fruticulosa var. poroides

Misspellings: Ceratiomyxa fructiculosa, Ceratiomyxa fruiticulosa


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Protozoa

Family: Ceratiomyxaceae

Genus: Ceratiomyxa

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Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit] Brief Description:

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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