Observation 59080: Reticularia lycoperdon Bull.

When: 2010-10-12

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: just about the right size – but there are many other possibilities. It also reminds of Reticularia.
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pretty sure
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-04-26 02:16:10 BST (+0100)

that the mature spore mass of Lycogala is never this color, unlike Reticularia/Enteridium, which appears to usually be some shade of medium-light brown.

working on finding authoritative descriptions of these seemingly intergrading aethaliate myxo spp. there appears to be no one-stop-shop reference w/ color images. surprise, surprise.

Pic 1 & 2 are different..
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-19 08:03:06 GMT (+0000)

examples of the same species.. They were growing near each other I just cut one open and left the other one intact.. Yes they do seem too big for slime molds..

Pic 1 & 2 are different..
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-19 08:03:03 GMT (+0000)

examples of the same species.. They were growing near each other I just cut one open and left the other one intact.. Yes they do seem too big for slime molds..

your second picture
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-19 04:35:58 GMT (+0000)

looks like a very close-up look at the capilitium of a slime mold. see: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/179670920_b2ab8538e5.jpg. the first picture, however, looks altogether different. the size is much too large for slime mold capilitia as well.

small
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-18 16:02:27 GMT (+0000)

roughly about 2cm the outer skin was quite thin and for a while I almost thought it was a cocoon of some sort… luckily it wasn’t…

how big were these?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-17 23:31:44 GMT (+0000)

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