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Enerthenema papillatum

Enerthenema papillatum


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

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arlanda 8 years ago

Added to "Slime Molds" mission

arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

missed this one...fantastic, arlanda !

arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks again, Argy

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago


arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks Phillip Torres

arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks António

Beautiful capture Arlanda,congrats and thanks for sharing

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago


arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks AliHp

arlanda 9 years ago

Thanks auntnace123. I think that instead of dividing they are coalescing or fusing

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

very cool!

auntnance123 9 years ago

Amazing stuff. In photos #1 and #3, they look like tiny models of cell division.

arlanda 9 years ago

I just changed the last picture

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013

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