Observation 96594: Penicillium vulpinum (Cooke & Massee) Seifert & Samson
When: 2012-06-07
(35.5618° -84.2371° 259m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On decaying hardwood leaf. Possible slime mold. These were all less than 0.5 cm, most only 2-4 mm.

Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: Slime mold
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
18% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks Christine
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-12 20:19:54 EDT (-0400)

Very cool find that I definitely have not seen before.

Undetermined
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-06-12 20:08:20 EDT (-0400)

I cannot provide any further information for this observation, but I have seen this organism a few times on leaf litter. When I see it again, I will pick it up, save it, and document it thoroughly! Thanks!

Martin
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-06-12 18:53:13 EDT (-0400)

I am confused by your hesitation to use the term Myxogastria. While there is no proof here, that seems the most likely to me of the names presented.

I am confused at how you can claim there is no “proof” for the very proposal you favor, and then be confused by my hesitation to favor said “proofless” proposal…

But I even like the suggestion, of Didymium as it seems closest of the names we know (and I don’t think it would be classified as Didymium.)

This sentence also hurts my brain to read. You prefer the very ID you suspect is wrong…

It could be anything (asco), but it is probably a slime mold, right?

Aneurism-grade broken logic here, Martin. Why don’t we wait and see if Christine & Co. can provide some more info?

Danny
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-12 17:04:42 EDT (-0400)

I am confused by your hesitation to use the term Myxogastria. While there is no proof here, that seems the most likely to me of the names presented. But I even like the suggestion, of Didymium as it seems closest of the names we know (and I don’t think it would be classified as Didymium.) It could be anything (asco), but it is probably a slime mold, right?

Reminds me of
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-12 15:44:21 EDT (-0400)

a Penicillium like in observation 116658. But the lack of blue-gray color would be puzzling.

apply KOH to the white areas
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-12 05:22:33 EDT (-0400)

and let me know what reaction you get, if any.

excellent!
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-06-07 17:42:20 EDT (-0400)

wish I could help. probably an asco though

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