Family: Trichiaceae
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Protozoa:> Myxomycota:> Myxomycetes:> Trichiales:> Trichiaceae:> Hemitrichia, Metatrichia, Perichaena.
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An often easy to recognise family as the spore mass is typically brightly coloured, producing stalked or sessile sporangia. A capillitium often consisting of solid or tubular, smooth or sculptured, free or attached threadlike elements. 
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Genus: Hemitrichia Rostafinski
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Sporangia stalked or sessile; capillitium a more or less elastic network of branching threads, thickened with from two to six continuous, spiral bands, as in the genus Trichia; bands winding in a sinistral direction.
 
Hemitrichia calyculata
Hemitrichia calyculata

Hemitrichia clavata
Hemitrichia clavata

Hemitrichia serpula
Hemitrichia serpula

  
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Genus: Metatrichia Fries, Symb
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Metatrichia floriformis
Metatrichia floriformis



  
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Genus: Perichaena
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Sporangia subglobose or irregular, sessile or forming plasmodiocarps, rarely short-stalked; sporangial wall usually of two layers, the outer thickened with angular granules which are exceptionally absent in the upper part, the inner usually membranous; capillitiuni of branching or simple, tubular, inelastic threads, spinose, minutely warted, or nearly smooth, usually marked with irregular constrictions; spores yellow or brown, minutely warted.
 
Perichaena depressa
Perichaena depressa



  
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Genus: Trichia
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Sporangia stalked, sessile, or forming plasmodiocarps; sporangial wall membranous or cartilaginous; elaters free, pointed at each end, thickened with two to five spiral bands; spores reticulate or warted; in the former case the reticulation may be continuous or broken, and forms when seen in profile a border to the spore.
 
Trichia botrytis
Trichia botrytis
Trichia crateriformis
Trichia crateriformis
Trichia contorta
Trichia contorta
Trichia decipiens
Trichia decipiens
 
Trichia erecta
Trichia erecta
Trichia favoginea
Trichia favoginea
Trichia lutescens
Trichia lutescens
Trichia verrucosa
Trichia verrucosa
 
Trichia varia
Trichia varia
    
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