Public Description of Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.

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Name: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Protozoa
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Class: Protostelea
Order: Protostelida
Family: Ceratiomyxaceae

General 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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Description author: Thomas Laxton (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: PinkNightmares

Created: 2013-10-05 21:54:56 PDT (-0700) by Thomas Laxton (Tao)
Last modified: 2018-04-08 20:45:59 PDT (-0700) by PinkNightmares
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