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Coral Slime

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa


Multiple small clusters of clear coral-shaped jelly fingers on dead wood covered with slime. The fingers were about 2mm tall.


Spotted on a decaying log in a damp fern gully -tall eucalyptus forest.


A Slime Mold. Each finger-like projection had nodular constrictions. Some of these clumps were just small nodules. Spectacular shapes when you have a close look. These are the sporocarps or spore-bearing bodies. The matrix or plasmodium is translucent.

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1 Comment

arlanda 7 years ago

Wonderful! They look like sea corals!!!

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 21, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013


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