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Observed: 15th July 2012 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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stemonitopsis typhina1a

One of several clusters on wet, rotten willow wood


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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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).

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How delicate!

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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'Tis done

Though treated as honorary Fungi, slime-moulds are actually Protozoa...


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Slime moulds on the move

Nice photo! If this is the plasmodium stage then it will move (slowly) and combine with other clusters. Kind regards