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Acorn Nectriaceae Fungi

Description:

Nectriaceae. It looks a bit like slime mold, but it lacks plasmodium and it has longer "stems." Also, the tips are not little spheres like most slime molds, but more club shaped.

Habitat:

On an acorn under an oak tree on the Chassahowitzka Salt Marsh Trails. As the name suggests, this area is a salt marsh as well as some transitionary woods before you get to the marsh. This was found on a drier trail with oaks and other plants a little less resistant to water inundation. Most of the trails had wet spots that seemed to persist in the long-term because they were harboring plants that thrive in wet conditions.

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4 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Try to look in shady areas with lots of sticks and leaves on the ground. You'd be surprised how many times I have found it just turning over some leaves and sticks.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Thanks Machi. I'll look into it on Wiki. I'd like to find some.

Machi
Machi a year ago

Slime molds are misnomers and not really mold or fungi. They're not all related either, but it is kind of an umbrella term for a variety of eukaryotes that have some similarities. Wikipedia does a better job than me at explaining I'm sure.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Nice shots Machi. I'm still trying to figure out what "slime molds" are. Thanks for sharing these.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2018
Submitted on Apr 9, 2019

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