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Myxomycete (Slime Mold)

Enerthenema papillatum

Description:

A single layer of rounded spore-bearing fruiting bodies ( about 1 mm wide) on short shiny stalks. All of these sacs showed a dark speck. The colour of these globular bodies ranged from pale peach to grey to black. Also seen amongst these were patches of white material - ? plasmodium.

Habitat:

Spotted on the sawn-off surface a damp decaying Radiata Pine log.

Notes:

My thanks to arlanda for the ID for this fascinating life form. http://www.argazkik.com/Mixoak/Argazkiak...

1 species ID suggestions

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago
Enerthenema papillatum
Enerthenema papillatum Enerthenema papillatum - Myxomicete - Photo

9 Comments

CliveShirley
CliveShirley 5 years ago

Interesting not a species that I have come across.

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Looks like it. Or maybe some other animal ate them. I guess they can be eaten

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Will remember this one, for sure. that little disc makes it really interesting. We went back 4 days later to have a look for changes and it had vanished without a trace !. Might have been a too late by then ?

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

You are welcome, Leuba.
Precisely, is that little apical disk what identifies Enenerhenema.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

arlanda, thank you so much for the ID. I must have over-looked your spotting when I checked PN for an ID. I like the little discs on top of the sporocarps. Thanks again.

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Leuba.
I think it is Enerthenema papillatum. I have a spotting that is very similar to yours:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Leanne. First of its kind for me - so excited ! I hope to see more this season ...

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Really cool spotting Leuba.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

I can see the little metal pinheads holding them on :)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.30

Spotted on Jun 5, 2013
Submitted on Jun 5, 2013

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