Morphology Morphology of rhizomorphs

morphology rhizomorphs colour

The colour of rhizomorphs should only be characterized under a dissecting microscope equipped with incident light of day-light quality and above a black background. For feeding the computer as well as for descriptions of ectomycorrhizae, the above colours should be used. There can be some combinations in colour descriptions like reddish brown or blueish green or yellowish green. In such cases, both colours must be entered into the program. The descriptive signs for colours as used in colour charts are very different with respect to the system used (Christensen et al. 1994: Mycol. Res. 98: 635-644). If colour charts and the necessary codes are applied for descriptions or determinations, the codes must be translated into the basic colours given above.

  1 concolourous to mantle
  2 black
  3 dark brown
  4 brown
  5 brownish
  6 ochre, yellowish brown
  7 yellow
  8 yellowish
  9 orange
  10 reddish
  11 red
  12 lilac, light reddish blue
  13 violet, dark reddish blue
  14 blue
  15 greenish
  16 green
  17 grey
  18 whitish
  19 white

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