Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Multigoblet Slime

Metatrichia vesparium


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.


Growing on rotting wood in a mixed forest.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


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 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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team