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Phycomyces nitens

Phycomyces nitens


Phycomyces is a genus of fungus in the Zygomycota phylum. They are known for their strong phototropism response and helical growth of the sporangium. The best studied species is Phycomyces blakesleeanus. — Wikipedia

1 Species ID Suggestions

Beks 6 years ago
Phycomyces Nitens Phycomyces nitens -- Discover Life

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James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Love the image and the Abominable Snowman Bugs Bunny reference MrsPbio

MrsPbio 6 years ago

I will hug it and pet it and name it George! haha!!!

BonnieLewis 6 years ago

Someone suggested maybe it was a body buried standing upright.

Heather R
Heather R 6 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a really bad toupee? :)
Thank you for posting it; I've never seen a fungus like this!

BonnieLewis 6 years ago

Thank you Antonio!

BonnieLewis 6 years ago

Thank you Beks!

Awesome find Bonnie,from what i saw It could be a Phycomyces species,trie to find a mach in these images,of Phycomyces species,

MrsPbio 6 years ago

What on earth.....?!?!???? That's a FUNGUS? It looks like it would get up and walk away....! Can't wait to see if anyone can positively ID this thing!

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2016
Submitted on May 14, 2016

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