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Slime Mold, Red Raspberry

Tubifera ferruginosa


Occur as clusters of individual fruiting bodies that are less than 0.5 mm wide and are up to 3-5 mm high. Compressed clusters are red, resemble raspberries, and may be up to 15 cm or more in length. The cluster soon matures to a purplish and then brownish mass of columnar structures.


June through November. Decaying wood or wood debris, occasionally on forest floor leaf litter.

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Winder, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2015
Submitted on Jun 22, 2015

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