A bright red Slime Mould on a pine stump

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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A bright red Slime Mould on a pine stump

Post by Steve » Tue May 30, 2017 11:40 am

Hi,
We found this bright red slime mould on a pine stump - which i mistook for a squashed berry.
Is it possible to name from the photo? No specimen survived unfortunately.
Cheers,
Steve
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Re: A bright red Slime Mould on a pine stump

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue May 30, 2017 12:20 pm

Hi Steve,

It's one of the Lycogala species (Epidendron and terrestre are the two most likely suspects - but there are a couple of other possibles).

Unfortunately not positively identifiable to species from photo.
There are certain macro characteristics when the fruitbodies are more mature that would point to individual species, but to be 100% sure, there are subtle differences to the micro characteristics that would need to be examined.

At this stage, species ID would be impossible, even with a sample specimen, as the internals have not yet matured, and are still morphing from the "slimy" plasmodium.

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Mike.
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Re: A bright red Slime Mould on a pine stump

Post by Steve » Wed May 31, 2017 10:19 am

Thanks Mike,
That makes sense!
Cheers,
Steve

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