CS83 Didymium nigripes
Base of stalk
Spores
Sporangium
CS83 Didymium nigripes stacked photos
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Didymium nigripes (Link) Fr., 1829
Description: Minute fruiting bodies with a long stalk and globose sporangia growing abundantly on Oxalis stem and leaf litter. Sporangia are coloured a dark bluish-black with an outer cover of white flocculose crystals. Stalk is brownish to dark yellowish brown, furrowed, thin but widens towards the base forming a circle. Size of individual fruiting body is <1mm diameter and about 1mm in height.

Spores are rounded, hyaline, smooth and around 10µm in diameter (4 spores).
CS83 Wied Dalam (30/03/10)
Sporangium - composed of 20 photos stacked using Combine ZM free software.
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This taxon was identified by Mr. Michael Briffa.
A Maltese checklist of Myxomycetes was published by Mr. Michael Briffa in
Xjenza 1997 v5, 28-34
CS83 Detail of hypothallus
CS83 Close-up of sporangium
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