Observation 66340: Fungi Bartl.

I have posted this because over a period of time I have always regarded this type of specimen as Bird dung. Today I found a whole forest floor area scattered with this growth, consisting of many different sizes. I now believe that it is not scat or bird droppings. It has no smell and exists amongst the debris on the forest floor. There are leaves adhered to it top and underneath and throughout the growth. It does not appear to be fungi in the normal sense,?? but some-one may be able to ID it for me please. The specimen photographed was about 2" (inches) wide(4cm) and about 6" inches (15cm) in length. I think it could be in the “Slime mould” category. I have a reference (B.Fuhrer, that mentions Plasmodium ?) It is a genus of parasitic protists. Apparently infection by these organisms is known as Malaria!

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fungi mycelium.

Clive, Thanks for the info update. Nice to hear from you. I have specimens to load but have been really busy with Club work. Chow, kk

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2012-04-05 04:27:05 CDT (-0400)

Hi Ian, Does not look to be a Plasmodium to me I am more incline to think it maybe a fungi mycelium.

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