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Spotting

Description:

These were dotted around the base of a tree stump. They were approximately thumbnail sized.

Habitat:

Lower tree stump, beside a path in Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

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4 Comments

gully.moy
gully.moy 6 years ago

Yup, a Stemonitis species. You need a microscope to tell which one I think.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Here's one I spotted ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/519... ), look at the forth photo to see the stalked morph, this happens when it is changing to produce sporangia. Also, this photo: http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com.au/2011/11...

marktmaultby
marktmaultby 6 years ago

Wow. Are you sure?

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

You found a slime mould. Have a look here: http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/slime/what...

marktmaultby
Spotted by
marktmaultby

Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 9, 2014

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