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Plasmodia of E. Papillatum. Plasmodium is the inmature state of many myxomycota. Plasmodium colour changes gradually from white to pink as it matures. Once mature, E. papillatum presents stalked sporangia, globose, fuscous, becoming purplish brown or ferruginous as the pores are dispersed. 0.4 to 0.7 mm in diameter and 1.0-1.5 mm tall. Stalk black, opaque, attenuate above, about half of the total height. Columella extending to the apex of the sporangium and there expanding as a small cup. Capillitium attached to the apical disk. Spores olivaceous fuscous in mass.
On a dead and fallen pine trunk
In the last picture plasmodia appear together with mature sporangia Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired