what kind of fungus is among us....

tepelus(6a SW MI)September 6, 2007

what is this feathery looking fungus, any clue?

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

I think thats a Dodder,a weird grass fiend.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 6:50AM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

It's not dodder, that's a vining weed, this is a fungus, cuz when it's disturbed spores come flying out of it, and it only seems to be growing in one spot.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 9:35AM
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bluebars(7 MD)

stemonitis - chocolate tube slime mold

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 1:32PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Sometimes, the UK has different common names than what we are used to. The dodder that we are familiar with in the US looks (to me) like someone went crazy with silly string.

But, WOW! I have never seen such a creature as that slime mold! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for that one.

Here is a link that might be useful: More information

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 4:31PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

Didn't realize the first response was from the UK....lol! Probably so, but bluebars has it right. Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 5:05PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Ah you see we don't get such exotic pests over here-i'd think it rather cool if I found that. Slime molds are fascinating things,not fungi but a group all to themselves.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2007 at 5:18AM
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laurabs(7b)

That's cool. I've only had the dog vomit type of slime mold in my yard. It happened when my sister's dog was visiting, and I thought the fluorescent stuff was actual dog vomit from the junk dog food she feeds her dog, with all its artificial color, LOL!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 3:55PM
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