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Wolf's Milk Slime

Lycogala epidendrum

Description:

The globose to subglobose or compressed fruitbodies of Lycogala epidendrum are at first pinkish-gray to bright cinnabar-red when young. At this stage the flesh is a pinkish, paste-like substance (like toothpaste?). With maturity the fruit body becomes yellow-brown or olive- brown and the spore mass becomes powdery and pinkish- gray to ochre in mass.

Habitat:

sphagnum moss on a dead log, temperate forest

Notes:

I spotted these in Foping Reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago
Wolf's milk slime; Toothpaste slime or Groening slime
lycogala epidendrum Lycogala epidendrum


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4 Comments

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

no proplem dan. I like also the new xylaria species, haven't seen the cubensis here on pn yet. thumbs up :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Alex.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

btw slime mold

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

very nice dan, i see you are back with many nice spottings.Will look by in some hours. :)

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Paracel Islands

Lat: 33.52, Long: 107.93

Spotted on Nov 24, 2011
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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