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Multigoblet Slime Mold - Metatrichia vesparium Stunning, fluffy, bright red spore masses with their red goblets. the goblets were only about 0.5 mm wide. <br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood Geotagged,Metatrichia vesparium,Multigoblet slime mold,United States,Winter,slime mold Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Multigoblet Slime Mold - Metatrichia vesparium

Stunning, fluffy, bright red spore masses with their red goblets. the goblets were only about 0.5 mm wide.

Habitat: Rotting wood

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  1. Just gorgeous. I love this closeup! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 3 months ago

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Fruiting body a stalked (or rarely sessile) sporangium, gregarious to clustered, 1.0–1.5 mm tall. Sporotheca obovate, usually firmly united into clusters, erect, wine-red to dark maroon or sometimes nearly black, individual units 0.4–0.7 mm in diameter. Hypothallus membranous, contiguous for a group of sporangia, colourless to dark red. Peridium opaque, firm, shining, often with metallic reflections, dehiscence by a preformed dome-shaped operculum. Stalk solid, rather thick when supporting several.. more

Similar species: Trichiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 15, 2019. Captured Jan 27, 2019 15:12 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm