Diderma ochraceum
SPOROCARPS: scattered or in small clusters, sessile, hemispherical or subglobose, 0.4 to 1 mm. diam., often forming curved and sometimes ring-shaped plasmodiocarps, ochraceous, rarely pale red; outer sporangial wall somewhat cartilaginous, with abundant deposits of angular or round, yellow lime-granules, adhering to or free from the firm, membranous, yellow, inner one.

COLUMELLA: indefinite.

CAPILLITIUM: consisting of abundant, simple or branching, purplish brown threads, often hyaline at the base.

NOTES: first colection found in New Zealand

SPORES: Purplish gray, minutely spinulose,
9-11 µm diam.

PLASMODIUM: Lemon-yellow
HABITAT: on dead leaves.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland.
Macro images:
Diderma ochraceum
Scale bar
Scale= 1 mm.
Hidden Forest
Slime Moulds