Features

The fruiting bodies are usually pedunculated sporangia, a calyculus may be present or absent. The delicate peridium is reduced to a structure of vertical, thickened threads that are interconnected by extremely fine, translucent transverse threads.  In some cases, however, the peridium may also appear like a net. Mostly dark, clearly visible dictydine granules are found especially close to the ribs of the peridia, the calculus, and the spores.

Distribution

The genus is distributed worldwide, about two-thirds of the species are, however, Neotropic. Many of their species are common in the respective distribution areas.

🦠 1794 AD Christiaan Hendrik Persoon describes Cribraria rufescens, a species of slime molds from the group of Myxogastria.
Cribraria
Cribraria argillacea.jpg
Cribraria argillacea
Scientific classification
(unranked):
Amoebozoa
Infraphylum:
Mycetozoa
Class:
Myxogastria
Order:
Liceida
Family:
Cribrariaceae
Genus:
Cribraria

By Gabon

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