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Stemonitis fusca?

Description:

In an unusual position on top of a huge, barkless, sunlit pine log. Cluster was about 25mm across and 18mm tall. Very fine black wires inside translucent, pinkish jelly with yelowish spherical frog-spawn heads. :)

Habitat:

On a very large log of Pinus radiata in a local nature reserve adjoining a national park. The log was placed as landscaping and the species is not allowed to grow in the area.

Notes:

Stemonitis fusca? - this one is usually brown but can sometimes be pale.
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phylum: Amoebozoa
subphylum: Mycetozoa
class: Myxogastrea
order: Stemonitida
family: Stemonitidaceae Also check this later spotting... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/334...

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1 Comment

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

wow!!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014

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