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Wolf's Milk Slime Mold ( fruiting body)

Lycogala epidendrum

Description:

This fruiting body was a solitary orange blob about 6 mm wide with a warty exterior. Pic 3 shows it 4 days later with an apical hole - probably filled with grey spores.

Habitat:

Spotted on a damp decaying eucalyptus log in a nature reserve.

Notes:

This roundish blob is the aethalium or fruiting body of the slime mold. It eventually changes colour and becomes filled with minute spores. Class: Myxomycetes family: Tubiferaceae

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.86, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Apr 23, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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