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Slime mold

Physarum nutans

Description:

approx. 3/16 inch; slightly bluish

Habitat:

spotted on the edges of leaf litter inder palm trees

Notes:

When I first saw these I thought it was mold from all the recent rains. 7-1-2012--If I'm reading the information correctly, these are the fruiting bodies of this particular slime mold.

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Great spotting

auntnance123
auntnance123 a year ago

Thank you, Leuba, for that insight. And yes, they are beautifully organized; who knew slimes molds had the ability to 'seek the most efficient path'. I believe I've narrowed it down to the correct ID. But it is a large group, so I would appreciate any second look.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Too organised to be mushrooms - you're probably right about slime mold but I am no expert - should ask Alex Konig or argybee. They've organised themselves beautifully, haven't they ?
have a look at this one
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115... might be related

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.43, Long: -80.76

Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

Spotted for mission

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