Vol 73, No 1 (2016)


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Didymium peruvianum Lado, D. Wrigley & S.L. Stephenson (described in this issue of AJBM) is a new species of myxomycete found in arid zones of Peru, from sea level to almost 4000 m. This microorganism, of less than 0,5 mm of diameter, present discoid fruiting bodies, protected by a characteristic calcareous layer. The new species is an example of the hidden diversity in deserts. (Photograph: Carlos de Mier).