SPOROCARPS: Unlike other myxomcetes, these consist of a series of erect, simple or branched columns taking the form of a poroid or effused crust. White but some times pink or pale yellow, yellow/green. Growing up to 4 mm high and forming extensive sheets.
NOTES: This small 2 mm but common and conspicuous species looks more like white frosting when viewed by the naked eye a hand lens is need to see there beauty.
COMMON NAME: Coral slime.
SPORES: Attached individually by thread like stalks, White in mass, hyaline by transmitted light, smooth, ovoid or elliptical 6-7 x 10-13 µm in diameter.
PLASMODIUM: Watery and translucent.
HABITAT: Scattered clusters over well rotten logs after rain.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, NZ wide.
Found growing on soft spongy wood with this iteresting tree like struture..
A close up of the more tipical form.
Tipical form when growing in the open.
A simple unbranched fruiting body form.
The spores that are produced individually of the end of a thread like stalks, these spores can be seen in this close up if you look carefully.