When: 2016-07-22

Collection location: Wooster, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Upperman (steveu)

No specimen available

I saw this growing under a rotting log, near a stream.

One photo shows the unknown near chocolate slime mold for scale. The individuals are about 1/16 to 1/8" long.

Species Lists


Unknown is in the center bottom, dark bulb shapes. Stemonitis is the big brown slime mold.
I believe these are open sporangium of Metatrichia vesparium.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
69% (3)
Recognized by sight: Third image is of a Stemonitis.

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By: Ryan Patrick (donjonson420)
2016-07-24 07:25:48 CST (+0800)

The “unknown,” appears to be Stemonitis in an earlier stage of development. Here’s a fantastic video a fellow member shared with me, this should clear things up for you. https://m.youtube.com/...