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Multigoblet Slime

Metatrichia vesparium

Description:

Fluffy orange spore masses with tiny, red goblets that were only about 0.5 mm wide. Eventually, these goblet clusters will break open and release more spores.

Habitat:

Growing on rotting wood in a mixed forest.

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2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Brian! I'm not sure, and have had a hard time finding much information about these slime molds. The wood I found this particular one on was so decayed that I couldn't identify it exactly, but I suspected a conifer.

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Cool spotting Christine! I've looked for this species here in Washington but haven't found it. Do you know if it is associated with hardwoods or conifers?

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Nov 25, 2017
Submitted on Nov 28, 2017

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