Observation 57609: Physarum cinereum (Batsch) Pers.
When: 2010-10-30
No herbarium specimen

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One day later (30 hours).
Brown spores.
One day later (30 hours).
Brown spores.
One day later (30 hours).
Brown spores.

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Physarum cinereum
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-11-01 07:56:00 SAST (+0200)

Bruce Ing says it fruits on grass and the plasmodium often becomes bright yellow prior to fruiting, during which the young sporocarps are shinning lilac-purple.
Ing, Bruce. 1999. The Myxomycetes of Britain And Ireland. The Richmond Pub. Co., Slough, England. 374p.

Leocarpus fragilis?
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-10-31 06:07:44 SAST (+0200)

Does not look right for Leocarpus fragilis wrong shape, size and even colour does not seam right . I would have exspected more yellow then orange. I suspect they are to immature to name at this stage.

By: Jonathan M
2010-10-31 04:15:46 SAST (+0200)

Or on smaller substrat meaning smaller specimens?

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-31 03:09:28 SAST (+0200)

is only a wood decayer i believe. They do look smaller and more globose though , you are right.

Too small
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-10-31 03:01:06 SAST (+0200)

They are too small for Leocarpus. I suspect Arcyria, but need to see a sporocarp.

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