Observation 97007: Stemonitis Gled.

When: 2012-06-10

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Both stages observed growing close to one another on the same log.

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Recognized by sight: Maybe a different Stemonitis?
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Thanks Tao.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-23 04:23:48 BST (+0100)

I don’t know much about these slime molds, but Audubon describes S. axifera fruit bodies as bright rust-brown. These are more of purplish brown. Audubon also mentions S. fusca as similar to S. splendens, but with stalks more than 0.25 total height. This seems to fit the ones seen in this obs.

I think “Stemonitis” is probably the best proposal here.

From what I have seen
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-09-23 02:39:54 BST (+0100)

splendens is much longer and more narrow than axifer and doesn’t clump together so closely or fuse.

Is there a way to distinguish…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-23 02:30:15 BST (+0100)

splendens form axifera based upon macro-traits?

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