Observation 90466: Trichia favoginea (Batsch) Pers.
When: 2011-04-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In predominately hardwood forest on something soft – like tulip or cottonwood.

No microscopy, but no fuzzy little balls either. I think this was pretty aged when I found it about 11 months ago.

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Thanks for your comments Paul
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-03-20 10:23:15 PDT (-0700)

89125 is the reason I put this up. Point well taken that this is not old enough to have the balls hanging down. I read the Stevens and Stevens? book on the subject last year – an easy and enjoyable intro to slime molds. I will toss this into the H. clavata heap for comparison and until we know more.

See 89125 to see
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-03-20 09:41:51 PDT (-0700)

this at a more advanced stage.

Looks like Hemitrichia clavata (or intorta)
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-03-20 09:39:08 PDT (-0700)

but you can’t be sure which one without microscopy. Anyway, the complex should be an agglomeration of individual stipitate balls. The tops are still largely intact indicating that this, though mature, is not that old. As they age the tops disappear leaving a cup which en masse looks like a honeycomb. The elaters are either smooth or spiney making them either calvata or intorta.

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