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Fungus / parasite
colony of Gliocladium anamorph of Nectriopsis sporangiicola parasitises sporangium of Cribraria cancellata

Fungus / parasite
colony of Verticillium anamorph of Verticillium rexianum parasitises sporangium of Cribraria cancellata


Comprehensive Description

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Dictydium cancellatum (Batsch) Macbr. N. Am
Slime-Moulds 172. 1899.
Mucor cancellatus Batsch, Blench. Fung. Contin. 2: 135. 1789.
Stemonitis cancellata J. F. Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 1468. 1791.
Cribraria cernua Pers. Obs. Myc. 1: 91. 1796.
Dictydium umbilicatum Schrad. Nov. Gen. PI. 11. 1797.
Dictydium ambiguum Schrad. Nov. Gen. PI. 13. 1797.
Trichia cernua Poir. in Lam. Encyc. 8: 54. 1808.
Dictydium cernuum Nees, Syst. Pilze Schw. 120. 1817.
H eterodictyon mirabile Rost. Monog. 231. 1875.
Cribraria mirabilis Massee, Monog. 60. 1892.
Cribraria exilis Macbr. Bull. Nat. Hist. Univ. Iowa 2: 378. 1893.
Dictydium longipes Morgan, Jour. Cine. Soc. Nat. Hist. 15: 143. 1893.
Dictydium anomalum Jahn; Meylan, Bull, Soc. Vaud. Sci. Nat. 44: 295. 1908.
Dictydium mirabile Meylan, Bull. Soc. Vaud. Sci. Nat. 57: 305. 1931.
Sporangia gregarious, often forming extensive fruitings, stipitate, depressed-globose, often umbilicate above, deep reddish-brown or brownish-purple; peridium largely fugacious, leaving thickenings in the form of stout longitudinal ribs connected by delicate transverse threads, so that the meshes are almost rectangular; stalk pale above, otherwise concolorous or dark, subulate, long, usually twisted at the top or sometimes shorter and nearly straight; cup present or absent, if present, usually shallow; net sometimes irregular, especially above; dictydine granules large, dark, on the net and the spores; spores reddish or purplish in mass, pale red by transmitted light, globose, nearly smooth, 5-7 /* in diameter.
Type locality : Germany.
Habitat: Dead wood.
Distribution: Throughout North America; cosmopolitan.
bibliographic citation
George Willard Martin, Harold William Rickett. 1949. FUNGI; MYXOMYCETES; CERATIOMYXALES, LICEALES, TEICHIALES, STEMONITALES, PHYSARALES. North American flora. vol 1. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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