Observation 44337: Phleogena faginea (Fr.) Link
When: 2010-04-10
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

Thought maybe old slimemold at first, but no trace of plasmodium. These look old. Definitely not a lichen. Growing on a dead birch.

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-91% (2)
Used references: Looked like the thing in this photo on Discover Life, however Steve Stevenson disagrees strongly: "My general impression of the “things” in the image is that they are the synnemata of an imperfect fungus and not a myxo at all….certainly not Cribraria vulgaris."
57% (3)
Recognized by sight
-23% (3)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: as they say in Battleship, Direct Hit.
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I’ve seen it a few more times
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-09-06 10:47:59 PDT (-0700)

but I’m still just as stumped.

a rather broad
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 02:41:23 PDT (-0700)

spectrum of opinions here. worth a revisit.

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