Description of Craterium
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A distinctive genus based on the goblet shape of the sporangia. It merges with Physarum but most of the seven species recognized by Martin, Alexopoulos, and Farr (1983) have circumscissile dehiscence and separate by a distinct lid. Craterium leucocephalum (Pers.) Ditmar is the most common species and is cosmopolitan.