Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Friday, 28 February 2014

Slime mould

I spotted this striking slime mould, the first of it's kind I have seen, at the Amelia Farm Trust last weekend.  I'm no expert on slime moulds but I think it might be Metatrichia floriformis.  If anyone can confirm the id I would be grateful!  The spherical fruiting bodies were hanging vertically down on stalks that were a redder colour than is evident from the photo

I guess the slime moulds may be one of the few organisms enjoying this wet and comparatively mild (temperature wise) winter!

Metatrichia floriformis???

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