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slime mold plasmodium

Leocarpus fragilis

Description:

Leocarpus fragilis belongs to the supergroup Amoebozoa, phylum Mycetozoa, class Myxomycetes and order Physarales. Fruiting bodies are very small, 2 mm in diameter. The are ovoid shaped and their colour ranges from vivid yello to reddish-brown. The surface is very smooth and shinny. It is typically yellow in color, and eats fungal spores, bacteria, and other microbes. It is not a fungus. It is easy to confound with Fuligo septica, with yellow colour, but without visible fruiting bodies.. It is not a fungus.

Habitat:

This Myxomycete is very common and wide extended. Can appear during any part of the year but more frequently during autumn. Usually on grass rests, pine needles, wood, scat or plants twigs. I found it in an open pine trees and Holm oaks forest


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4 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Added to "Slime Molds" mission

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Just added to Myxomycetes (Slime Moulds) of the world

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Added to Beauty of Decay mission

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

added to Nature in Yellow mission

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Dec 7, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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