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Wolf's Milk Slime

Lycogala epidendrum

Description:

It is a cosmopolitan species of plasmodial slime mould which is often mistaken for a fungus. The compressed fruitbodies of Lycogala epidendrum are at first pinkish-gray to bright cinnabar-red when young. They are inedible.

Habitat:

Found in a unknown tree in the zoo.

Notes:

They are inedible.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago
Wolf's milk slime or Groening slime - mold
lycogala epidendrum Lycogala epidendrum


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3 Comments

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Thank you very much, Alex! This is my first identified fungi spotting :)

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

would you like to add this nice specimen of a slime mold/myxomycete ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slime_mold ) to the mission :
Slime Moulds of the World ( http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8322... )

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Nice spotting

Carolina
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Carolina

Pereira, Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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