On the 5th of October, 1907, young aethalia of a Lycogala were collected in a grove four miles southwest of Grinnell, Iowa, killed in chromo-acetic acid and carried through into paraffin. Sections have shown some interesting stages in the development of spores. Since this process has hitherto been described in only two species of saprophytic myxomycetes, it seemed desirable to record the observation. Whether the organism in question is Lycogala exiguum or L. epidendrum cannot be certainly determined. Its small size and the fact that only four or five aethalia were found indicate the former species.
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Conard, Henry S.
"Spore Formation in Lycogala exiguum Morg.,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 17(1), 83-84.
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