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Myxomycetes sp.

Observed: 3rd November 2011 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Myxomycetes sp.
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D.M.H.'s picture

Did you notice any smell?

Did you notice any smell?

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D.M.H.'s picture

Distinct stem longer than

Distinct stem longer than head dia, dirty white/grey with patchy marbled pattern, trooping on B/L trees.

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MickETalbot's picture

Smell

Didn't notice any smell, out of the ordinary. thanks for all your help..

miked's picture

I would go for a Myxomycetes

I would go for a Myxomycetes Slime mould here rather than the Phleogena faginea. However I would not like to suggest a particular species. The reason for this is that there are lots of myxos that look like this, nicely spaced out, whereas Phleogena faginea tends to be more clumped.
For pictures of myxos try:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_UARK/0001
unfortunately there are thousands of types shown on there and its worldwide so locating a good match then checking its local distribution and other characteristics might be rather tricky

D.M.H.'s picture

I know that the other record

I know that the other record for this species (mine) found on underside of fallen trunk allowed fruitbodies to dry. This confirm, beyond any doubt IMO unless there is a myxo that has a strong curry scent! These "look" almost identical, stem not as pronounced a taper down.

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I was not saying your

I was not saying your observation is not Phleogena faginea Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters
but was pointing out that there are hundreds of myxos that look like the observation MickETalbot has made.
For example:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_UARK441
I am not saying it is this species or genus as there are loads that have this general form.

D.M.H.'s picture

fair point and it was only

fair point and it was only the smell that made me hesitate in labelling my find as Myxo. Since Mick didnt notice any smell I agree with you ;-)

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