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Description of Polysphondylium

Species distinguished on sorocarp size, pigmentation, morphology and spore shape.
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Polysphondylium is a genus of cellular slime mould, including the species Polysphondylium pallidum.[1][2] The genus was circumscribed by German mycologist Julius Oscar Brefeld in 1884.[3]



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  3. ^ Brefeld O. (1884). "Myxomyceten I. Polysphondylium violaceum und Dictyostelium mucoroides" (in German). Untersuchungen aus dem Gesammtgebiete der Mykologie 6: 1–34. 

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