Comprehensive Description

provided by North American Flora
Cribraria languescens Rex, Proc. Acad. Phila. 1891: 394. 1891
Cribraria cuprea Morgan, Jour. Cine. Soc. Nat. Hist. 15: 142. 1893.
Sporangia gregarious or scattered, stipitate, small, 0.25-0.4 mm. in diameter, nut-brown or copper-colored, often with lilaceous or purplish tints or shades, to dark purplish-brown; stalk concolorous above, darker below, usually long, slender and tenuous, up to 10 times the diameter of the sporangium, sometimes relatively short; cup occupying the lower third or half of the sporangium, finely ribbed and dotted with dark granules, the margin nearly even; nodes large, flat, angular, more or less thickened; net varying from open to rather close, the threads slender, with few free ends; spores dull reddish or copper-colored in mass, pale by transmitted light, globose, nearly smooth, 6-7.5 n in diameter; Plasmodium red.
Type locality: New York. Habitat: Dead wood.
Distribution: Widely distributed in North America; Kurope; Asia; Africa.
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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