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Tree Hair - Stemonitis splendens Tall blackish brown sporangia on thin stalks, which were growing in dense clusters on rotting wood. They were about 25 mm tall, which is much larger than I normally see.<br />
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Tree Hair - Stemonitis splendens

Tall blackish brown sporangia on thin stalks, which were growing in dense clusters on rotting wood. They were about 25 mm tall, which is much larger than I normally see.

Growing on a rotting log in a deciduous forest.

    comments (4)

  1. You're on a roll, one top shot after the other! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks, it was a good hike for sure :) Posted 9 days ago
  2. Fascinating life form and superb macro detail. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you Ruth! These are fun to find. The spores poof everywhere with the slightest touch. Posted 9 days ago

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Chocolate tube slime molds look like brown hairs growing on wood. These are clusters of stalked sporangia.

Similar species: Stemonitida
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018. Captured Jul 11, 2018 10:57 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm