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Soft Pouch on Tree Bark

Observed: 15th June 2013 By: wilson1956
P1040456
Description:

This soft pouch appeared on my Mum's tree. It wasn't there a week ago and is growing rapidly. It is like a chewing gum bubble. Not wispy or web like. Her neighbour touched it and said that it was soft. Is there something growing in it?

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Amadan's picture

Slime moulds

Lumped in with fungi here, but in fact quite distinct. They live as single-celled motile microscopic organisms, but then come together into these masses, from which they will later produce spores.
I suggest that you change the category to "Fungi and Slime Moulds", then it is more likely that the experts will see it and agree/offer an alternative.