Myxo on mossy trunk

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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Myxo on mossy trunk

Post by jimmymac2 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Hello

Yesterday while out and about I found a patch of mossy tree trunk covered in what I think are slime mould fruiting bodies. They are mostly yellowish, covered in white granules and with a black 'stipe' with white 'veins' running longitudinally. The older fruit bodies retain the white granular surface to the fruit bodies but the ground colour is black. I tried a squash but didn't see anything of interest. I've been unable to find any matches so far, so any help would be gratefully received!

Thanks, James
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Re: Myxo on mossy trunk

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:03 pm

Hi James,

Can't be certain, as microscopy would be needed to be sure, but they have the general looks of Physarum album.

Pretty common, and can appear on all sorts of herbaceous/leafy/mossy/very rotten wood debris types of substrates: -
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Physarum album (Not fully mature).
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Physarum album (Mature).
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Physarum album (Mature).
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Re: Myxo on mossy trunk

Post by jimmymac2 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks so much Mike, that looks like a good fit. And spectacular photos too!!

James
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