Myxomycete Plates

by Sarah Lloyd - October, 2016

These plates are of species collected in the field at Black Sugarloaf, Birralee, northern Tasmania. This is a work in progress and plates of the approximately 115 species collected so far will be added in the coming weeks and months. Background to the study and descriptions of the study site can be found on the Slime Mould Log.

Each plate has descriptions and photographs of mature fructifications (i.e. sporangia, plasmodiocarps, pseudoaethalium or aethalium) plus micrographs of peridium, stem, columella, capillitium, calyculus and spores. Most plates are less than 1.7 MB.

References used for identification include Poulain et al. (2011); Neubert et al. (1993-2000); Stephenson & Stempen (1994); Stephenson (2003); Nannenga-Bremekamp (1991); and various scientific papers and websites. However, many Australian myxomycetes 'don't quite fit published descriptions' (S.L. Stephenson pers. com.) and species in some genera (e.g. Cribraria) are notoriously difficult to identify. Undescribed species are included and feedback as to their identity is welcome.

Duplicates of most collections have been lodged at the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL). These may be requested for study by researchers.

Alwisia lloydiae #0210
Arcyria cinerea #0279
Arcyria denudata #0160
Arcyria ferruginea #0003
Arcyria ferruginea #0048
Arcyria incarnata #0652
Arcyria leiocarpa #0392
Arcyria cf. major #0159
Arcyria obvelata #0462
Arcyria pomiformis #0117
Badhamia aff. affinus #0694
Badhamia nitens #0040
Badhamia panicea #0038
Badhamia utricularis #0340
Calomyxa metallica #0212
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa #0789
Clastoderma debaryanum #0439
Colloderma robustum #0298
Comatricha alta #0008
Comatricha cf. alta #0663
Comatricha aff. anomala #0494
Comatricha elegans #0125
Comatricha aff. ellae #0634
Comatricha aff. longipila #0099
Comatricha nigra #0791
Comatricha pulchella #0121
Comatricha aff. rigidireta #0776
Comatricha aff. rubens #0924
Comatricha subalpina #0623
Comatricha cf. rutilipedata #0619
Comatricha vineatilis #0659
Comatricha sp. #0500
Comatricha sp. #0633
Comatricha sp. #0713
Comatricha sp. #0784
Craterium aureum #0368
Craterium minutum #0461
Cribraria aff. argillacea #0739
Cribraria cancellata #0320
Cribraria cancellata var. fusca #0562
Cribraria confusa #0861
Cribraria ferruginea #0156
Cribraria aff. intricata #0533
Cribraria aff. intricata #0744
Cribraria macrocarpa #0321
Cribraria martinii #0482
Cribraria microcarpa #0444
Cribraria mirabilis #0332
Cribraria oregana #0523
Cribraria cf. pachydictyon #0151
Cribraria persoonii #0165
Cribraria rufa #1727
Cribraria splendens #0057
Dianema depressum #0188
Dictydiaethalium plumbeum #0039
Diderma aff. effusum #0107
Diderma cf. effusum #0608
Diderma globosum #0774
Diderma cf. niveum #0015
Diderma saundersii #0908
Diderma spumarioides #0757
Diderma cf. subincarnatum #0408
Didymium cf. applanatum #0643
Didymium bahiense #0676
Didymium clavus #0171
Didymium melanospermum #0043
Didymium nigripes #0553
Didymium squamulosum #0123
Elaeomyxa cerifera #0224
Elaeomyxa reticulospora #0141
Enerthenema papillatum #0304

Fuligo rufa #0473
Fuligo septica var. flava #0778
Fuligo septica var. flava #0804
Hemitrichia cf. spinosa #0305
Hemitrichia velutina #0037
Lamproderma sp. #0032
Lamproderma echinulatum #0721
Lamproderma cf. elasticum #0718
Lamproderma muscorum #0888
Lamproderma aff. ovoideum #0134
Lamproderma scintillans #0647
Leocarpus fragilis #0465
Licea minima #0783
Lycogala epidendrum #0033
Macbrideola argentea #0781
Macbrideola aff. lamprodermoides #0603
Macbrideola aff. ovoidea #0020
Metatrichia floriformis #0259
Minakatella longifila #0337
Paradiachea caespitosa #0385
Paradiacheopsis sp. #0780
Paradiacheopsis aff. rigida #0182
Perichaena chrysosperma #0644
Perichaena depressa #0569
Perichaena vermicularis #0263
Physarum album #0431
Physarum bitectum #0893
Physarum bivalve #0897
Physarum bogoriense #0120
Physarum compressum #0307
Physarum contextum #0154
Physarum decipiens #1664
Physarum flavicomum #0379
Physarum globuliferum #0601
Physarum luteolum #0595 & #0596
Physarum cf. pseudocolumellatum #0600
Physarum pusillum #0260
Physarum cf. virescens #0221
Physarum viride #0434
Prototrichia metallica #0031
Prototrichia metallica #0410
Reticularia splendens #0244
Reticularia splendens #0818
Stemonaria irregularis #0377
Stemonitis axifera #0813
Stemonitis fusca #0779
Stemonitis splendens #0788
Stemonitis virginiensis #0535
Stemonitopsis amoena #0973
Stemonitopsis gracilis #0551
Stemonitopsis hyperopta #0179
Stemonitopsis typhina #0768
Symphytocarpus flaccidus #0782
Trichia affinus #0766
Trichia botrytis #0147
Trichia contorta #0856
Trichia decipiens var. decipiens #0115
Trichia decipiens var. decipiens #0700
Trichia decipiens var. hemitrichoides #0113
Trichia decipiens var. olivacea #0080
Trichia erecta #0280
Trichia lutescens #0343
Trichia munda #1299
Trichia verrucosa #0241
Tubifera applanata #0785
Tubifera aff. corymbosa #0423
Tubifera dudkae #0283
Tubifera dudkae #0790
Tubifera ferruginosa #0740
Tubifera sp. nov. #0423
Willkommlangea reticulata #0267

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