Phylum:Myxomycota >> Class: Myxomycetes >>  Order: Trichiales 
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 Scientific Name: Arcyria globosa

Arcyria globosa Schw., Schr. Nat. Ges. Leipzig I: 64. 1882.

Craterium globosum (Schw.) Fr., Syst. Myc. 3: 154. 1829.

 Description: Fructifications sporangiate, scattered to gregarious, up to 0.72 mm in total height. Sporangia globose or obpyriform, 0.36-0.40 mm in diameter, beige. Peridium early evanescent in the upper half, leaving a deep calyculus. Stalk dark, yellowish by transmitted light, up to 0.32 mm long (about 1/2 or shorter than 1/2 of the total height), slightly rugose. Capillitium scarcely elastic, consisting of threads 2.0-3.5 μm in diameter, marked by warts and short spines, colorless by transmitted light. Spores globose, 7.0-8.5μm in diameter, with scattered warts on the surface, nearly colorless by transmitted light.

Chiayi County: Mt. Ali, 15 Feb 1982, CHL B141. Taoyuan County: Taoyuan City, 6 April 1983, CHL B220a.

 Habitat: On bark of living trees or leaf litter.

Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Central Europe, USA, Portugal, Celon, China, Japan, Taiwan.


Martin, GW and Alexopoulos, CJ. 1969; Liu, CH, 1983.


C. H. Liu

 Note: Apparently our specimens represent a small type of A. globosa. The warted capillitial threads and spores (7.0-8.5 μm) are typical and distinct characteristics of this taxon.