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Arcyria ferruginea

Arcyria ferruginea


Slime mold, myxomicete. Small erect slime mould, often found in large colonies, crowded or gregarious, stalked, 1 or 2 mm total height. When young, in the plasmodium stage, is pink salmon or cream-coloured. Sporocarps, i.e., the fruiting bodies, appear usually in dense groups, sharing a common hypothallus. Stalk 0.3-0.8 mm long, with the same colour as the sporotheca. The sporocarps, are at first spherical changing when mature to short-cylindrical or pyriform, 1-2 mm tall, 0.5-1.0 mm diam., being brownish orange, terracotta, ochraceous, olive or olive-brown coloured.


Decaying and fallen pine tree trunk


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Feb 10, 2014

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