Observation 16250: Mycetozoa de Bary ex Rostaf. (Site ID) (Eumycetozoa)

When: 2009-01-09

Collection location: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA’

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2019-01-06 17:25:55 CET (+0100)

we certainly all agree that this is a myxo of some sort or another!

Better ID
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2017-06-09 21:05:54 CEST (+0200)

would come from fully formed sporocars. With that you could check their spore size or the other details found only in fully formed specimens. In the plasmodial stage of a Myxogastria color can change in a spices, especially when going through the fruiting stage. This among other factors makes identification impossible in this stage.

thanks Tao
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 20:23:41 CEST (+0200)

I have zero deep knowledge on myxos, I just like to admire and share their myriad forms.

Just for the record, what would we need to see here to make a better ID?

I wish this was Physarum rubiginosum.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2017-06-09 19:55:22 CEST (+0200)

I would like to know for sure that it is growing somewhere around the Santa Cruz area. It still could be P. rubiginosum, but what we have in this image is not showing that conclusively.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2017-06-09 19:28:24 CEST (+0200)

So many ridiculously obscure people,
so little topics.

can these even be IDed with just a photo?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 19:14:40 CEST (+0200)

and now we are reaching back into the 1800s for our most general name for an unidentified slime mold?

so many ridiculously obscure topics, so little time.

have at it, people.