Name: Comatricha alta Preuss
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Clive Shirley
Editors: walt sturgeon

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Comatricha alta

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Preuss

Citation: Linnaea 24: 141 (1851)

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Protozoa

Phylum: Myxomycota

Family: Stemonitidaceae

Genus: Comatricha

Lifeform:
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#1.
SPORANGIA: In groups, 3-6(-8) mm total height, ovoid or short cylindrical, rarely almost spherical, rounded at the apex and base, dark brown.
HYPOTHALLUS: discoid or confluent, red-brown.
STALK: usually c. 75% of the total height, black and usually opaque except for the base.
COLUMELLA: almost or completely reaching the apex of the sporotheca, blunt tipped.
CAPILLITIUM: abundant, brown, connected predominantly at the base of the columella, the threads branched and forming wavy loops, hardly anastamosed, with some free, swollen ends, mainly at the base, the upper part of the capillitium falling away from the columella at maturity and extending as a plume which often attaches to the adjacent sporocarps to give a cob-web appearance.
SPORES: Lilac-brown, verruculose, 7.5-9 µm diam., with a small, rounded, pale germination pore.
PLASMODIUM: Translucent white.
HABITAT: Decaying wood and bark

Taken from: hiddenforest.co.nz
Link: http://hiddenforest.co.nz/...

#2.
Sporocarps in groups, 3-6(-8) mm total height. Sporothecae ovoid or short cylindrical, rarely almost spherical, rounded at the apex and base, dark brown. Hypothallus discoid or confluent, red-brown. Stalk usually c. 75% of the total height, black and usually opaque except for the base. Columella almost or completely reaching the apex of the sporotheca, blunt tipped. Capillitium abundant, brown, connected predominantly at the base of the columella, the threads branched and forming wavy loops, hardly anastamosed, with some free, swollen ends, mainly at the base, the upper part of the capillitium falling away from the columella at maturity and extending as a plume which often attaches to the adjacent sporocarps to give a cob-web appearance. Spores lilac-brown, verruculose, 7.5-9 µm diam., with a small, rounded, pale germination pore. Plasmodium translucent white.

Taken from: discoverlife.org
Link: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Comatricha+alta

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