Myxo on Oak leaf

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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JennyS
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Myxo on Oak leaf

Post by JennyS » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 pm

Came across this myxo on an oak leaf today and wondered whether identification (at least to genus) might be possible?
Surface was powdery / granular, stipe absent, spore diameter 10 µm.

Externally it looked similar to Mike's image of Badhamia macrocarpa but I'm totally ignorant when it comes to slime moulds!
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Re: Myxo on Oak leaf

Post by Marja » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:21 am

Hi Jenny,

did you notice any crystals in the microscophic view?

Didymium squamulosum, when without a stipe, looks much like this and it can be found on leaf litter, too.

Marja

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