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Although the species Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr.) is not new on the pages of TN at all, in the past few years its taxonomic position drastically changed. Previously slime moulds were considered as a special class of fungi - nowadays they're placed into the kingdom of animals, as myxogastrid amoebas. Even though the species on my image may easily be confused with lycoperdoid fungi (= "puffballs"), you're looking at an animal now... This type of fruitbody of a myxogastrid amoeba is called aethalium (the other two types are sporangium and plasmodiocarp).
L. epidendrum is a common species with worldwide distribution, however, it's new in my gallery.
Photo was taken during my holiday in Hungary, in B羹kk National Park. Manual exposure mode, ISO and white balance. PP: slight level adjustment, selective re-sharpening after re-sizing.
Thanks for looking.
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most unusual fungi ever ! Well spotted stuff my old friend ...feels like rebirth when I come here ... plinths green background takes me back in time when we were young :)
Indeed a very interesting and unusual fungi with strange shape...
- [2018-12-04 17:13]
Great post and interesting note.
I wonder how some people love to study and classify these species.
- [2018-12-05 6:16]
- [2018-12-07 8:33]
Hi Laszlo,useful post and great quality too for this very curious species that i never seen in my life,interesting note about where this species is located in the taxonomic position,very well done. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Laszlo nice picture of this specie with good details and lovely colours