Name: Physarum cinereum (Batsch) Pers.
Most Confident Observations:
Copyright © 2010 Eva Skific (Evica)
Copyright © 2020 Jason Hollinger (jason)
Copyright © 2014 Thomas Laxton (Tao)
Copyright © 2002 Jim Sogaard
Version: 4
Previous Version 

First person to use this name on MO: Gerhard Koller
Editors: walt sturgeon, Joseph D. Cohen


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Physarum cinereum

[#166471] Index Fungorum

[#166471] MycoBank

GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Batsch) Pers.

Citation: Neues Mag. Bot. 1: 89 (1794)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Protozoa

Phylum: Myxomycota

Order: Physarales

Family: Physaraceae

Genus: Physarum

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Plasmodium watery-white or yellow. Sporocarpous to short plasmodiocarpous, 0.3-0.5 mm diam., sessile, gregarious, crowded or heaped, subglobose, or elongate, calcareous, white or grey, or nearly limeless. Peridium single, thin, ± densely coated or flecked with lime. Columella absent. Capillitium abundant, the nodes often angular and with the calcareous deposits extending into the internodes. Spore-mass purplish brown. Spores clear violaceous, verruculose, (7-)9-12 µm diam.

Taken from:

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.

Taken from:

Descriptions: [Create]


Add Comment
No one has commented yet.
Number of users interested in this name: 0