Public Description of Dictydiaethalium plumbeum (Schumach.) Rostaf. ex Lister

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Name: Dictydiaethalium plumbeum (Schumach.) Rostaf. ex Lister
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Protozoa
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Class: Myxogastrea
Order: Liceida
Family: Dictydiaethaliaceae

General Description:

Plasmodium bright pink. Pseudoaethalium formed of a single layer of closely-appressed, beige or ochraceous sporothecae. The peridium of each individual sporotheca consists of a polyhedral cap with a vertical thread running from each corner to the base of the pseudoaethalium. Spores 8-10 µm diam., spinose, the spines up to c. 1 µm high. The corticolous form of this sp. was described and figured in Y. Yamam. && Nann.-Bremek. 1995 ‘Additions to the Myxomycetes of Japan’ Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. v. Wetensch. 98(3):321-322 under the name Enteridium japonicum. Reticularia aurea Nann.-Bremek. 1996 in ‘Notes on Myxomycetes X’ Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. v. Wetensch. 69(3):336-349, may also represent a bark form of D. plumbeum.

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Description author: Thomas Laxton (Request Authorship Credit)