Family: Stemonitidaceae
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Members of this family typically have dark coloured spore mass. The typical type of fruiting body produced is a stalked sporangium. A capillitium is always present and many species have a prominent columella. 
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Genus: Comatricha
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Comatricha altaComatricha alta
Comatricha laxaComatricha laxa
Comatricha nigra   
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Genus: Diachea Fries, Syst
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Sporangia stalked or sessile. Sporangial wall hyaline, iri descent, without deposits of lime. Walls of stalk and columella membranous, charged with lime in the form of granules or crystalline nodules, sometimes without lime. Capillitium a profuse network of purplish threads without lime.
 
Diachea leucopodia
Diachea leucopodia
Diachea subsessilis
Diachea subsessilis
   
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Genus: Lamproderma Rostafinski
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Sporangia usually stalked, rarely sessile, globose or ellipsoid; sporangial wall membranous, somewhat persistent, shining with iridescent colors; stalk black; columella cylindrical or clavate, usually reaching to half or more than half the height of the sporangium; capillitium consisting of branched, anastomosing threads, radiating chiefly from the upper part of the columella.
 
Lamproderma columbinum
Lamproderma columbinum
Lamproderma echinulatumLamproderma echinulatum
Lamproderma scintillansLamproderma scintillans Lamproderma scintillansLamproderma splendens
 
cf. Lamproderma spec. nov.
cf. Lamproderma spec. nov.
Lamproderma cribrarioides
Lamproderma nova-zealandicum nom. prov.
     
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Genus: Paradiachea
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Paradiachea caespitosa

     
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Genus: Stemonitopsis
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Stemonitopsis aequalis
Stemonitopsis aequalis
Comatricha typhoides
Stemonitopsis typhina
   
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Genus: Stemonitis
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Sporangia cylindrical, stalked, distinct or fasciculate; stalk solid, black, extending to near the apex as a columella, except in confluent forms; capillitium composed of numerous threads radiating from all parts of the columella and combined into a loose network, the ultimate branches united into a surface-net, often incomplete in irregular developments
 
Stemonitis axifera
Stemonitis axifera

Stemonitis flavogenita
Stemonitis fusca
Stemonitis fusca
Stemonitis herbatica  
Stemonitis smithii
Stemonitis smithii
Stemonitis splendens
Stemonitis splendens
Stemonitis virginiensis
Stemonitis virginiensis
   
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Genus: Stemonaria
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Stemonaria longa
Stemonaria longa




 
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