Cribraria microcarpa
SPORANGIA: gregarious, total height 0.7 to 2 mm., stalked, erect or nodding, globose, 0.1 to 0.4 mm. diam., ochraceous; cup wanting, except occasionally for a small basal disc; net close, regular; nodes of the net dark, prominent, thickened and rounded, charged with dark plasmodic granules 1 - 2 µm diam., and connected by five or six slender threads.

STALK: slender, four to ten times the height of the sporangium, purplish brown.

SPORES: Spores pale ochraceous, faintly warted, 5 - 7 µm. diam.

Greenish or purplish black.
HABITAT: On dead wood.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, South Canterbury, Buller, Westland and Fiordland.
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Cribraria microcarpa
Scale bar
Scale= 0.25 mm.
Hidden Forest
Slime Moulds