Name: Craterium aureum Fuckel
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Craterium aureum

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Fuckel

Citation: Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde 23-24: 342 (1870) [MB#181029]


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Protozoa

Phylum: Myxomycota

Order: Physarales

Family: Physaraceae

Genus: Craterium

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Plasmodium yellow. Sporocarps stalked, 0.7-1.0 mm tall. Hypothallus small, discoid. Stalk 0.2-0.5 mm long and 0.05-0.07 mm diam., grooved, orange-red, translucent pale yellow usually with orange spots by TL. Sporotheca subglobose, turbinate or obovoid, 0.4-0.6 mm diam., lemon-yellow but fading to almost white. Peridium membranous, pale yellow, single, with yellow lime scales. Dehiscence irregular with a circumscissile crack leaving a cup which is thickened at the base and with an uneven, ragged rim. Capillitium with rather large and irregular yellow or white lime nodes, usually with a rough pseudocolumella in the centre of the sporotheca. Spore-mass dark brown. Spores pale lilac-grey, 8-9(-10) µm diam., delicately verruculose.

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