NS3977 : A slime mould - Arcyria denudata

taken 4 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A slime mould - Arcyria denudata
A slime mould - Arcyria denudata
The picture shows what might be taken for tiny trooping mushrooms, but, as their subsequent development makes clear, this is a slime mould. The stalked bodies, which are not yet mature, will be the sporangia (spore-producing structures). They are not very recognisable at this stage, but they later fluff up considerably, the lilac colour giving way to a vivid red; compare NS3977 : A slime mould - Arcyria denudata, showing more mature structures.

These ones were on a log beside a NS3977 : Path through the woods, not far from a conspicuous NS3977 : Mound beside the River Leven.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
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Closeup  Life 
Place (from Tags)
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3957 7793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0494N 4:34.3192W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3958 7794
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Slime Mould  Stalked Sporangia  Trichiales  Arcyriaceae 

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