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Slime Mold

Stemonitis sp.


Colonies of chocolate coloured slender fruiting bodies on black hair-like stalks, about 10 mm high.


Spotted on a pine log


Family: Stemonitaceae Could be either S.splendens or S. axifera

1 Species ID Suggestions

Chocolate tube slime
Stemonitis splendens

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

turtlesandtombstones, thanks for the ID suggestion. But, I need to be sure of the species. As I've mentioned S.splendens looks so very much like S.axifera and the latter is common. Before I accept your suggestion, I would like some supporting documentation, please. Thanks.

arlanda 9 years ago

Nice spotting, Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Jul 8, 2014

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