Observation 68698: Mycetozoa Bary ex Rostaf.
When: 2011-06-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Large black mass with very similar characteristics to Mucilago or Fuligo spp. except, of course for the color.

Small black beads surrounding clear gelatinous goo on cedar twigs.

Never come across this type of Myxomycota…

Temp- 70’s sunny

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Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: Thre are black Fuligo species, but I dont think this is one. The black beads you describe would also lead you to Linbladia, but they are more perfect than these.
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Recognized by sight: Cinema or candida
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Used references: Matsumoto, Jun (松本 淳) & Masana Izawa (伊沢 正名). Nenkin: Odorokubeki Seimeiryoku No Nazo (粘菌―驚くべき生命力の謎). Toyko: Seibundo Shinkosha (誠文堂新光社), 2007. Print. (pg 12)
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Used references: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/...
Matsumoto, Jun (松本 淳) & Masana Izawa (伊沢 正名). Nenkin: Odorokubeki Seimeiryoku No Nazo (粘菌―驚くべき生命力の謎). Toyko: Seibundo Shinkosha (誠文堂新光社), 2007. Print. (pg 12)

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Physarum cinereum
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2011-06-08 11:15:56 CEST (+0200)

I am not sure if this is Physarum cinereum they look to regular in size and to closely packed together for this species in my experience.

Hoping you find more in Seattle Tim!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-06-08 00:05:18 CEST (+0200)

This was in a canopy of dense Western red cedars(really dry habitat) where I usually photo a fair amount of H. psittacina in the winter months. Don’t know enough about the desired fruiting temp/moisture needed for it to occur but thought at least the canopy type would help lead you in the direction I was going when I came across it.

I’m jealous!!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-06-07 05:13:49 CEST (+0200)

I want to find this!!!

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