CHOCOLATE TUBE SLIME

Stemonitis splendens

STEMONITIDACEAE (Stemonitidaceae)


Description
Chocolate tube slime resembles brown hairs growing on wood. These slime molds are very thin (1/8 of an inch wide and up to 1 inch tall. The brownish, rounded top portions of the slime (sporangia) are supported by narrow, black stalks.

Occurrence
It is found clustered on dead wood and leaves, May through October. It is uncommonly found on the floodplains at Fontenelle Forest.



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Cholcolate tube slime

Cholcolate tube slime

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