Observation 57063: Stemonitis Gled.
When: 2010-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-28% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: a chartreuse slime mold on aging, stacked, Doug Fir log.
27% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
44% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Compare to observation 74702.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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yeah yeah it’s not a “fungus”…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-17 03:44:12 EET (+0200)

but what the hell IS it??!

chartreuse stalked slimemold, jellyblobs on a stick, on beautiful old Doug fir logs, clear-cut and stacked and left to rot.

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-28 17:59:28 EEST (+0300)

The plasmodial stages of myxos are not well documented, but when you see the fruiting bodies near the ‘slime’ you tend to become more familiar. Though this looks like P. virscens, that only fruits on leaf and stick material. P. polycephalum has many shapes. The only other variety of yellow that i see like this is Ceritiamxyo, though usually white. The spiny shapes on the right look like this , but then the tree looking shapes are what do not.
The other mxyo you posted is probably lycogola.

Heres a good link to the various forms same species can take on.
http://slimemold.uark.edu/...

since i know nothing about slime mold taxonomy…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-28 17:44:34 EEST (+0300)

altho their fantastical shapes and colors will often catch my eye, how do you know this is a Physarum vs another genus of slime mold?

Gorgeous!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-10-28 06:05:32 EEST (+0300)

Wow! I love me some slime mold!

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