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THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME MOULDS

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[Illustration: PHYSARUM NOTABILE (Enlarged one half)

In the field; sporangia in varied magnification, due to inequality in background.]

THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME MOULDS

A Descriptive List of All Species of Myxomycetes Hitherto Reported from the Continent of North America

With Notes on Some Extra Limital Species

by

THOMAS H. MACBRIDE State University of Iowa

New and Revised Edition

New York The Macmillan Company London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd. 1922

All rights reserved

Copyright, 1899, By The Macmillan Company.

Copyright, 1922, By The Macmillan Company.

The Clio Press Iowa City, Iowa, U. S. A.

· IN · MEMORIAM · · SAMUELIS · CALVINI · · SCIENTIAE · NATURALIS · IN · UNIVERSITATE · IOWENSI · · NUPER · PROFESSORIS · · PRAECEPTORIS · COMITIS · AMICI · · HUNC · LIBRUM · · GRATO · ANIMO · DEDICAT · · DISCIPULUS ·

"Ihr naht euch wieder schwankende Gestalten, Die früh sich einst dem trüben Blick gezeigt."

GOETHE.

"Diese Kinder der Natur, welche aus einer ungeformten Gallert, und einem unsichtbaren Saamen entstehen, sind im stande, in dem sie sich nach und nach entwickeln und ihre scheinbar nachlässige Bildung genau beobachten (lassen), eben so sehr als die schönste Pflanze, einem empfindenden Herzen die tiefe Achtung und das paradiesische Vernügen zu verschaffen, welches einzig die Betrachtung der Heere der Natur und ihre gleichbleibende Erhaltung durch eine ewige Kraft hervorbringen kann."

A. J. G. C. BATSCH 1783.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

PREFACE ix

PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION xiii

BIBLIOGRAPHY xv

INTRODUCTORY 1

THE MYXOMYCETES 17

ADDENDA 282

INDEX OF GENERA 289

INDEX OF SPECIES 290

PLATES, WITH EXPLANATIONS 301

CORRIGENDA

The indulgent student will please notice the following for the new edition North American Slime Moulds

On p. 63, No. 17, read Physarum megalosporum Macbr. Last line should read 1917 Physarum melanospermum Sturgis, Mycologia , Vol. IX, p. 323.

On p. 67, last line but one, at the end, read, p. 323.

On p. 67, insert just before No. 23, Vicinity of Philadelphia, Bilgram .

On p. 327, Plate XIII, lacks numbers. These may readily be supplied by consulting descriptive text.

On p. 344, in explanation figure 2, last word read hour.

On p. 346, for name of species read Fuligo rufa Pers., p. 28.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION[1]

The present work has grown out of a monograph entitled Myxomycetes of Eastern Iowa , published by the present author about eight years ago. The original work was intended chiefly for the use of the author's own pupils; but interest in the subject proved much wider than had been supposed, and a rather large edition of that little work was speedily exhausted. At that time literature on the subject in question literature accessible to English readers was scant indeed. Cooke's translation of Rostafinski, in so far as concerned the species of Great Britain, was practically all there was to be consulted in English.

In 1892 appeared in London Massee's Monograph of the Myxogastres , and two years later in the same world's centre the trustees of the British Museum brought out Lister's Mycetozoa . Although these two English works both claim revision of the entire group under discussion, the latter paying special attention to American forms, nevertheless there still seems place for a less pretentious volume which for American students shall present succinct descriptions of North American species only... Continue reading book >>




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