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Wolf's milk; Leche de lobo

Lycogala epidendrum

Description:

It is a species of plasmodial slime mold, also known as myxogastria or myxomycota, which is often mistaken for a fungus. They consists of ameboid cells united by a sheet of slime. They became visible when the form their fruting bodies to spread their spores. In this case, the fruiting bodies are called aethalia. These appear as small cushion-like blobs measuring about 3–15 millimetres in diameter. Colour is quite variable, ranging from pinkish-grey to yellowish-brown or greenish-black, with mature individuals tending towards the darker end. While immature they are filled with a pink, paste-like fluid. With maturity the fluid becomes a powdery mass of minute gray spores.

Habitat:

Spotted on a dead pine trunk. Pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No Flash fired. DSC_1964, 1960, 1967, 1972

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arlanda
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arlanda

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 13, 2018
Submitted on Nov 22, 2018

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