One of several clusters on wet, rotten willow wood
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No interactions present.
Forgot to add ID features:
Stalked sporangia around 3-4 mm tall, silvery (when fresh as here) to pale lilac-grey.
Stalk black, no more than half the total height and covered in a silvery sheath (this feature is diagnostic).
Lovely photo. Although not a fungi it is worth moving this to Fungi and Lichens as more people will see it.
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Though treated as honorary Fungi, slime-moulds are actually Protozoa...
Nice photo! If this is the plasmodium stage then it will move (slowly) and combine with other clusters. Kind regards
Lat/Lng: 50.9, -1.4
OS grid ref: SU4621