Observation 147050: Metatrichia vesparium (Batsch) Nann.-Bremek. ex G.W. Martin & Alexop.
When: 2013-10-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Until I looked more closely, I first thought these were a Hypoxylon, but on closer inspection I was thrilled to see this is a slime mold. I have never seen any species that looks like this – at least at this stage. They appear in some cases to be bunched up and attached to a trick stem (see closeup), though it may become differentiated as the slime mold progresses. I would appreciate any help in determining the identification of this myxomycete.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-10-06 16:22:50 EDT (-0400)

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I meant to type THICK stem, not trick stem.
By: Dianna Smith
2013-10-02 12:35:06 EDT (-0400)

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