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Slime mold in the Physaraceae family. The most important characteristic of this family is the presence of lime (calcium carbonate) deposits, which may occur in the peridium, capillitium, or stalk of the fruiting body. The spore mass colour is normally dark brown to purple-brown to black. Subglobose, 0.5 to 1 mm. diam., or forming short plasmodiocarps, sessile and crowded. Grayish or bluish. iridescent; sporangial wall with scanty lime deposits.
On pine tree needles. Pine tree and evergreen mediterranean forest
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 1000. Exposure Bias: -1 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired