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Comatricha nigra

Comatricha nigra

Description:

Myxomycete. The plasmodium is white to transparent coloured. 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. 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: 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 12, 2014

Reference

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