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Comatricha nigra

Comatricha nigra

Description:

Together with Enerthenema papillatum. Slime molds, Myxomycetes. The sporocarps appear as individual fructifications, formed by a stem (2/3 of the total height) and a spherical head. This head is first of white colour turning reddish and later black, opening finally the capillitio. The capillitio is bonded to the columela, which goes to the sporocarp apex, and it is formed by tangled bundles of fibres. The plasmodium is white to transparent coloured. All together measures just a few milimeters.

Habitat:

Decaying and fallen pine tree trunk

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/36; ISO Speed Rating: 1000. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks doreen

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Nice images.

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Oct 17, 2014
Submitted on Feb 10, 2015

Reference

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