Observation 68451: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F. Müll.) T. Macbr.

When: 2011-05-30

Collection location: 17th Ave. NW & Mix St. NW, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

We’ve encountered this small white hair fungi near Ganoderma spp. on fallen hardwood logs often this year. Really striking when abundant. This fruiting was underneath peeling bark from a fallen Alnus Rubra stump near a massive fruiting of Pleurotus ostreatus. The small whiskers are clear/white colored.

Temp: 50’s rainy (mixed sun breaks)

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Drew -
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-31 21:46:26 EDT (-0400)

Extremely common in Pa.

love this myxo
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-05-31 20:53:41 EDT (-0400)

It’s very widespread, and common in my area. I actually found some today, but it was not in prime condition like yours so I didn’t photograph it.

Here is video I took of some I found the other day:
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-31 20:30:29 EDT (-0400)
Thanks Hamilton!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-05-31 20:07:36 EDT (-0400)

After looking at other posts on MO and reading up on it I believe it is definitely this species.
Never knew what this stuff was- Glad you helped me out :)

Is it common in your area too?

Created: 2011-05-31 19:26:47 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2011-06-02 02:46:38 EDT (-0400)
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