Public Description of Trichia botrytis (J.F. Gmel.) Pers

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Name: Trichia botrytis (J.F. Gmel.) Pers
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Phylum: Eumycetozoa
Class: Myxogastria
Order: Trichiales
Family: Trichiaceae

General Description:

Plasmodium purple-brown. Sporocarps stalked, (1-)2-4(-5) mm tall. Stalk cylindric, dull yellow or dark reddish- or purplish- brown, opaque, filled with amorphous material. Sporotheca turbinate or pyriform, 0.6-0.8 mm diam., dull olive-yellow to reddish- or purplish- brown. Peridium double, the inner layer membranous, the outer composed of dark granular thickenings, sometimes lacking, often separating before dehiscence and forming areolae separated by the paler inner wall. Spores and capillitium dull yellow to dingy ochraceous brown in the mass. Elaters simple or rarely sparsely branched, bearing 3-5 smooth spirals, 4-5 µm diam. at the centre, tapered gradually into long, slender, acuminate tips. Spores pale, minutely warted, 9-11 µm diam.

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SPORANGIA: total height 1.5 to 5 mm., stalked, piriform or turbinate, free or combined in small clusters, 0.6 to 0.8 mm. diam., yellowish olive, reddish brown, brown, or purple, often areolate with paler lines of dehiscence.
STALK: cylindrical, often adherent in clusters of two to eight, furrowed, red or purplish brown, consisting within of spongy tissue enclosing refuse matter.
PERIDIUM: of two layers, the outer charged with granular matter and continued into the stalk, the inner membranous, translucent, enclosing the spores.
CAPILLITIUM: of cylindrical yellowish brown elaters 4-5 fi diam., sometimes branched, gradually tapering to long slender points which are smooth at the tips, marked with three to five flattened, or prominent lax and often rugged, spiral bands.
SPORES: Ochraceous yellow, minutely spinulose,
9 – 11 µm diam..
PLASMODIUM: Purple-brown.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

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Description author: Thomas Laxton (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2014-04-03 08:31:17 CDT (-0400) by Thomas Laxton (Tao)
Last modified: 2014-04-03 08:31:17 CDT (-0400) by Thomas Laxton (Tao)
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