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by Sarah
Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Photos of your finds - No ID needed
Topic: Fruiting body of a slime mould found in Epping Forest. I am told it could be a species of Physarum.
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Fruiting body of a slime mould found in Epping Forest. I am told it could be a species of Physarum.

Hi Steve, I agree with John that the dark colour is probably because of moisture. It could be a Badhamia - the white capillitium is visible and it looks badhamoid (i.e. net-like) rather than physaroid (nodes connected by threads). It is possibly B. utricularis. The shape of the sporothecae looks rig...
by Sarah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Photos of your finds - No ID needed
Topic: Myxo on grass and bracken: Diderma testaceum?
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Myxo on grass and bracken: Diderma testaceum?

You're right John, D. niveum is generally regarded as a snowbank species. (My study site does not fit the 'snowbank' description.) According to N.E. N-B 'D. testaceum is characterised by its usually rosy shade and the gregarious and small sporangia.' and D. donkii 'distinguished from D. testaceum .....
by Sarah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Photos of your finds - No ID needed
Topic: Myxo on grass and bracken: Diderma testaceum?
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Myxo on grass and bracken: Diderma testaceum?

Hello Sheffielder, I find a very similar looking species on moss in northern Tasmania. The spores in my collections are 9-10 um and the capillitium looks similar to yours. Steve Stepheson identified mine as Diderma cf. niveum. I just checked Poulain et al and it seems that the colour of the columell...
by Sarah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Photos of your finds - No ID needed
Topic: Red Physarum
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Red Physarum

Hello Kim, Your red Physarum is possibly Physarum pulcherripes which according to Poulain et al can have a stalk that is 'vermillion, orange red, orange or reddish brown, sometimes blackish brown at the base'. After 7 years of observation at the same site (eucalypt forest in northern Tasmania), I no...
by Sarah
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Photographs and descriptions of identified species
Topic: Physarium globuliferum ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Physarium globuliferum ?

I'm not familiar with P. leucophaeum but your photos resemble the one in Poulain et al and it matches the description in that text. P. globuliferum has a stem that is constricted at the base. In Stephenson's Myxos of NZ, the text states that 'the species [P. globuliferm]can usually be identified by ...
by Sarah
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Photos of your finds - No ID needed
Topic: Diderma aff. effusum
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Re: Diderma aff. effusum

Attached is a photo of Diderma aff. effusum collected from live frond of Blechnum watsii.
Diderma 0914.jpg



Additional images of Lamprodermas
by Sarah
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Photographs and descriptions of identified species
Topic: Physarum mutabile
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Physarum mutabile

I'm not familiar with this species. The arrows to key features is excellent for others who may find this species.
by Sarah
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Saving and sending myxos
Topic: How to box myxos to send or for your collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: How to box myxos to send or for your collection

John - perhaps you should include information about obtaining permits? In Australia I need to have a permit from the relevant body if I collect from public land. (I usually collect from my own property in which case a permit is not required.) There's a typo in point 2 (leaf OR piece of dried wood). ...
by Sarah
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Photographs and descriptions of identified species
Topic: testing Alwisia lloydiae
Replies: 1
Views: 615

testing Alwisia lloydiae

Alwisia lloydiae collected at Black Sugarloaf, Tasmania in 2016
by Sarah
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Photographs and descriptions of identified species
Topic: testing
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

testing

I tried adding a 515 KB image but I got the 'file too large' error message.