Red Moss?

Jeffrey SchneiderNovember 5, 2012


I was hiking (outside of NYC) and came across this moss(?).

I googled "red moss" and the only results I found were a red moss that is indigenous to Scotland.

Are these eggs or something else?



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Michaela(z6+ TN)

They look like salmon eggs to me.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 12:10PM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Mmmmm! Sushi!

I thought they looked like some type of egg too.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 1:26PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Probably a fungus

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 10:06AM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Found it!! Fuligo septica thrives on damp dead wood and is commonly referred to as dog vomit fungus. Despite the name, I find it beautiful.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 1:00PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's not the very common 'dog vomit ' slime mold.....which you would probably not find so beautiful. This is Tubifera ferruginosa, another species (of slime mold) entirely.

Slime molds are fascinating things.....not a mold, not a fungus, but something called a myxomycete. This one is Tuberifera ferruginosa.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 9:57PM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Thank you!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 11:16PM
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