capillitium


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capillitium

[‚kap·ə′lish·ē·əm]
(mycology)
A network of threadlike tubes or filaments in which spores are embedded within sporangia of certain fungi, such as the slime molds.
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Capillitium brown prominent well developed in the form of isolated units not much interwoven thick main axis with branches originating from the axis branches tapers at the ends aseptate pores absent main axis up to 17 m thick branches up to 1.
Capillitium hyalinum, septatum, non perforatum, fragile, 3-6 [micron]m latum.
Capillitium hyaline, 2-6 [micron]m diam, septate, dissociating at the septa, lycoperdon type, smooth, without pores, elastic, with 1 [micron]m thick walls.
The capillitium is pitted with dichotomous branching (Dissing and Lange 1962).