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I have absolutely no idea what this is. Found on the underside of a fallen tree, but it wasn't touching the ground. It was moist but not wet like I picture slime molds to be. Opened it up to find the brown substance inside. Probably about the same diameter as a US quarter.

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EduHerNav 10 years ago

It also might be a slime mold... like a Lycogala or... something like that. Few species are that big.

LuckyLogan 10 years ago

No idea what type of tree it was growing on. I'm awful at tree identification.

EduHerNav 10 years ago

I guess is a gasteroid fungi (puffball) but few species grow in wood. I'm studying those in my phd. I'd love to see that on live!!

beaker98 10 years ago

This is definitely a puffball, but not sure which one. It is old, as dandoucette suggested, and it is difficult to make out the texture pattern. Any idea what species of tree it was on?

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Dan Doucette 10 years ago

I think it may be an old puffball. I've seen them like that before. Look on this link, 9 photos down, shows the inside of one.

AlexK 10 years ago

what a bizarre find...the closest thing i could think of that it could be is a slime mold. not all slime molds are wet, some are moist or dry

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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