Comprehensive Description

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Cribraria intricata Schrad. Nov. Gen. PI. 7. 1797
Trichia intricata Poir. in Lam. Encyc. 8: 56. 1808.
Cribraria dictydioides Cooke & Balf.; Massee, Monog. 65. 1892.
Sporangia gregarious, globose, stipitate, nodding, dusky brown, 0.5-0.7 mm. in diameter; stalk 1.5-3 mm. long, slender, furrowed, tapering upward, dark brown; cup present or absent, when present varying from bowl-like and occupying the lower third of the sporangium, through shallow and saucer-like to a basal disk; net regular, the nodes dark, prominent, thickened, expanded, angular, each giving rise to 5-8 connecting threads and numerous free ends, the meshes of medium size, often triangular; hypothallus conspicuous; spores ochraceous in mass, pallid by transmitted light, spinulose, 6-7 p in diameter; Plasmodium greenish, lead-colored, or brownish-black.
Type locality: Germany. Habitat: Dead wood.
Distribution: Throughout North America, common; 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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