I occasionally find this distinctive species on strongly decayed wood on the ground. These fruiting bodies were part of a very extensive colony on a fallen stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua). After doing some measurements we calculated that there were…
Cribraria cancellata is one of the easiest Cribrarias to identify because of its colour and distinctive peridial net. I find it every year in the summer months; this collection was found on a very strongly decayed Banksia marginata where it had…
I collected this Cribraria species yesterday after watching it mature over the past ten days. It first appeared as a grey plasmodium that oozed out of a large bryophyte-covered log. They grey amorphous blobs gradually formed spherical 'beads' that…
"Yes, 'not quite fitting published descriptions' is a good excuse!
I'm very impressed by your images of spores with the scale bar. I knew nothing about microscopy before I started working on myxos and I still have much to…"
The paper describing Elaeomyxa reticulospora states that it is 'apparently very rare' and known only from the type locality in Java, Indonesia where it is found in association with moss.I have found it every year since I started collecting in…
"Only joking regarding "not fitting the descriptions" - it's a useful excuse I can use when I can't identify something ;)
I use Poulain and also Ing (which has a good key but not good illustrations). Nannenga-Bremekamp's…"
Interesting that your myxos also 'don't quite fit published descriptions'. What references do you use? I have Poulain et al, Neubert et al (but I don't speak German) and find Nannenga-Bremekamp's A Guide to…"
"Thank you Sarah - myxos sometimes "don't quite fit their published descriptions" here either!
Your website looks great - I have come across it before. I have plans to set up a new site for myxos here in the near future.
I will pm you…"
Thanks for 'liking' my various photos. I checked out your link to the NE Fungus study group and interested to see the variety of myxos you find in the UK. I find some of the same species in Tasmania but a few (e.g. Cribraria…"
My work is not about the plasmodial stage of the slime mould but about the fruiting body stage.
For the past seven years I have collected the fruiting bodies of over 120 species from around my home in a tall wet eucalypt forest in northern Tasmania (Australia).
Most are exquisitely beautiful, especially the Lamproderma spp. with their iridescent peridium; the Cribraria sp. with their peridial net, and the tiny Physarum flavicomum. Check out my website:
Only joking regarding "not fitting the descriptions" - it's a useful excuse I can use when I can't identify something ;)
I use Poulain and also Ing (which has a good key but not good illustrations). Nannenga-Bremekamp's book looks very good. I don't have a copy - it's quite expensive but looks like it could be worth the investment.
Your collections are fantastic. Unfortunately I have quite a few other responsibilities at the moment which mean I am in the field less than I would like.