Comprehensive Description

Description of Stemonitis

A genus with over 20 species; the most common and cosmopolitan species are S. fusca Roth, S. splendens Rost., and S. axifera (Bull.) Macbride, which occur on decaying wood on ground sites.
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Stemonitis is a distinctive genus of slime moulds found throughout the world (except Antarctica). They are characterised by the tall brown sporangia, supported on slender stalks, which grow in clusters on rotting wood.[2] Identification within the genus is difficult, and can only be performed with confidence using a microscope.


The following species are accepted by Species Fungorum:[3]


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