Phylum:Myxomycota >> Class: Protosteliomycetes >>  Order: Protosteliales 
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 Scientific Name: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. descendens

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Müller) Macbr. var. descendens Emoto, Proc. Imp. Acad. 9: 416. 1933.

Ceratiomyxa descendens (Emototo) Emoto, Myxom. Jpn. 4. 1977.

 Description: Sporophores gregarious, white, cylindrical and not branched, 0.9-1.3 mm in total height, 0.3-0.4 mm in diameter. Spores superficial, borne on slender, individual stipe, hyaline to milky white in mass, colorless by transmitted light, mostly obovate or subglobose, 4-5 × 9-10 μm in diameter, globose in few, smooth with irregularly scattered dotted inclusions. Plasmodium not observed.

Taipei County: Shihding, Wenshan Botanical Garden of National Taiwan Univ., 15 May 1999, Yang A5-13; 12, Jun 1999, Yang A6-47. Taipei City: Beitou, Yangmingshan National Park, 28 Sept 2001 (moist-chamber culture: 8/26-9/28/2001), CHL B2347.

 Habitat: On dead wood.

France, Japan, Taiwan (Liu et al., 2002b).


Yamamoto, Y. 1998; Liu, CH. et al. 2002b.


C. H. Liu

 Note: The var. descendens is different from the var. fruticulosa in the spore size and forms of sporophores. Spore diameter of the var. fruticulosa is larger (6-7 × 10-13 μm), and the sporophores are branched and dendroid. The cylindrical form (not branched) of sporophore is distinct in the var. descendens.