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Lamproderma echinulatum

The type specimen of Lamproderma echinulatum, i.e. the original specimen used by an author to describe a new species, was collected in Tasmania in the 19th century.Extensive colonies of this iridescent species appear on moss or wood on large old…
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Physarum viride

Physarum viride is a common species in some years but absent in others. This year (2017) there are numerous small patches of fruiting bodies on the wood pile as well as many small active yellow plasmodia, presumably of the same species.
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Clastoderma debaryanum

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…
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Cribraria cancellata

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…
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Cribraria 0909

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…
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Sarah Lloyd
Interest in slime moulds
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:

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At 17:14 on June 9, 2017, John Robinson said…

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.

Kind regards,


At 10:22 on June 6, 2017, John Robinson said…

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 my email address.

Kind regards,


P.S.The link above in your profile needs a " https//:" removing by the way.


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