A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

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. The spores are ochre colouredand measure 7-10 microns

Habitat:

On a rotten pine trunk, surrounded of Arcyria ferruginea.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Added to "Slime Molds" mission

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Emilie

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 6 years ago

Excellent macros!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Dec 28, 2012

Related Spottings

Comatricha nigra Slime mould sp.? Comatricha Comatricha nigra

Nearby Spottings

Split Gill Arcyria obvelata Comatricha nigra Cribraria

Reference