Phylum:Myxomycota >> Class: Myxomycetes >>  Order: Trichiales 
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 Scientific Name: Perichaena chrysosperma

Ophiotheca chrysosperma Currey, Quart. Jour. Microsc. Soc. 2: 241. 1854.

Perichaena chrysosperma (Currey) A. Lister, Mycet. 196. 1894.

 Description: Fructification sporangiate or plasmodiocarpous, scattered to gregarious. Sprangia sessile, subglobose, annular, or flexuous, 0.2-0.5 mm in diameter. Peridium double, the outer layer ochraceous or purplish brown, thick, opaque, with granular matter, the inner layer thin, membranous, translucent, pale yellow-olive, usually revealed as reticulate lines on the upper part of the fructification. Capillitium yellow, consisting of slender threads with scattered elliptical swellings and few free ends, 2-3 μm in diameter, densely spinulate with spines up to 5 μm long. Spores yellow to dull yellow in mass, pale by transmitted light, rounded or ovoid, warted, (7.2-) 8-10.0 (-11.0) μm in diameter.

Taipei City: NTU campus, 14 June 1982, CHL B94b; 11 Apr 1983, CHL B213. Kaohsiung County: Kenting National Park, 8 Mar 1982, CHL B49. Nantou County: Hsitou forest, 2 Sept 1991, CHL B911. Pingtung County: Wanlite Mt., 23 Jan 1996, Y.F. Chen 155.

 Habitat: On bark of living trees (Bischofia javanica Blume, Gingo bilobaL., and Castanopsis fabri Hance), leaf litter.



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


C. H. Liu.

 Note: Most of our fruiting bodies are annular, some are short plasmodiocarps. The capillitial threads with long spines are distinctive. One of the specimen (CHL B49) harvested from a moist-chamber culture were found to have white plasmodium.