NS3977 : A slime mould - Tubifera ferruginosa

taken 7 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A slime mould - Tubifera ferruginosa
A slime mould - Tubifera ferruginosa
(Syn. Tubulifera arachnoidea)

Beside a NS3977 : Path through the woods, these sporocarps (bodies consisting of the spore-producing stage of a slime mould) of the species Tubifera ferruginosa were on some well-mashed-up wood. The largest of them shown here is about 5cm across.

When newly-formed, the sporocarps are attractive and eye-catching in colour: NS3977 : A slime mould - Tubifera ferruginosa. However, the vivid orange colour is ephemeral; the ones in my photograph are, in terms of development, only a day or two older. Later, they are less dark, becoming a dull brown.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
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Closeup  Life 
Place (from Tags)
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3950 7799 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0803N 4:34.3886W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3950 7799
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Slime Mould  Pseudoaethalium  Liceales  Lycogalaceae 

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