Observation 68451: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.
When: 2011-05-30
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

We’ve encountered this small white hair fungi near Ganoderma spp. on fallen hardwood logs often this year. Really striking when abundant. This fruiting was underneath peeling bark from a fallen Alnus Rubra stump near a massive fruiting of Pleurotus ostreatus. The small whiskers are clear/white colored.

Temp: 50’s rainy (mixed sun breaks)

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Drew -
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-31 21:46:26 EDT (-0400)

Extremely common in Pa.

love this myxo
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-05-31 20:53:41 EDT (-0400)

It’s very widespread, and common in my area. I actually found some today, but it was not in prime condition like yours so I didn’t photograph it.

Here is video I took of some I found the other day:
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-05-31 20:30:29 EDT (-0400)
Thanks Hamilton!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-05-31 20:07:36 EDT (-0400)

After looking at other posts on MO and reading up on it I believe it is definitely this species.
Never knew what this stuff was- Glad you helped me out :)

Is it common in your area too?

Created: 2011-05-31 19:26:47 EDT (-0400)
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