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Page number:144 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Nidula candida (Peck) White, Bull. Torr. Bot. Club 29: 271, 1902
Nidularia candida Peck, Reg. Rept. 45: 24, 1893 Etym. L. candidus, pure, shining, white
Figure 52a
Usually considerably larger (1-1.5 cm high) than N. niveo-tomentosa, rougher and more shaggy in appearance and, when fresh, grey in colour or even light wood-brown, and having a wide-flaring
mouth. The peridioles are large (1.5-3 mm - cf. N. niveo-tomentosa), grey or light brown with a thin tunica. Spores are 8-10 x 4-6 µm, ellipsoid.
N. candida also ranges along the west coast of North America from Alaska to Oregon (the type from Olympia, Wash.). It is apparently abundant in Oregon at altitudes up to 3000 feet. In British Columbia it occurs in much the same sites as the previous species but is seldom as abundant. It was recorded for New Zealand by Cunningham in 1924 and has since again been recorded from that country. The author has not seen the latter collections.'
Old specimens may appear thin-walled and bleached, and, if devoid of peridioles, are often misidentified by the inexperienced.
In culture, this species shows numerous morphological differences from cultures of N. niveo-tomentosa. Comparison between the two species as to morphology and characteristics in culture is given in detail in a paper by Brodie (1951c).
 
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