Nectria Peziza?

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Nectria Peziza?

Post by Huma » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Found on rotten wood. Are these dry(ing) Nectria peziza? Many thanks, Hugh
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Re: Nectria Peziza?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi Hugh,

No, not a Nectria. - Your find is a myxomycete, a *slime mould".

Unfortunately it isn't yet fully mature,

Possibly one of the Physarum's, but suggesting a species at this stage wouldn't be much more than a guess.

It does look quite similar to this: -
Red Myxo 01.jpg
Unidentified myxo
which I found back in November 2011.

I never got to the bottom of that one either.
It had already been affected by frosts when I found it, and despite taking it home (very carefully **), it failed to mature.

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Re: Nectria Peziza?

Post by Huma » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:17 pm

Thanks Mike. Despite all the guides I have at hand I am still finding IDing quite a challenge! Greatly appreciated, Hugh

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Re: Nectria Peziza?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:22 pm

** In the case of my example, it was removed by slicing off the rotten wood to which it was attached, and then pinning that slice of wood, with the myxo still "in situ", to a piece of cork tile fixed to the bottom of a plastic container.

It's important when transporting immature myxo's, (certainly anything less mature than these), that the maturing sporocarps don't come into contact with anything.
If they do, they generally end up as a slimy mess.
Hence, pinning to a board, or wedging firmly into a suitable container, are methods frequently used.

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