Ceratiomyxa fruticolosa


The erect, branched or simple structures of this organism look like small icicles or like tiny pieces of erect coral. They are whitish and translucent with a fuzzy appearance because they produce their spores on their outside surfaces. Individual fruiting bodies are tiny.

This slime mold is found clustered on dead wood; June through October. It is common everywhere in Fontenelle Forest but often changes its appearance.

Great numbers can occur on a log or piece of wood covering many many inches or even a yard or more of woody surface.

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Coral slime

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