Stemonitis

>/2015/02/21/slime-mould_Stemonitis_axifera_BawBaw150221-6312.jpg|Plasmodium, Mt Erica, Feb 2015 >/2015/02/22/slime-mould_Stemonitis_axifera_BawBaw150222-6349.jpg|Mt Erica, Feb 2015 >/2013/03/25/slime-mould_Stemonitis_sp_Carnarvon130325-2096.jpg|Carnarvon, Mar 2013
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Common Name=(none) Family=Stemonitidae Genus/Species=Stemonitis Roth in Roemer & Usteri (1787) Abundance &
Distribution=Common throughout Australia, even found in inland areas (the ALA has records from around Alice Springs). Habitat &
Substrate=Found on dead wood that is at various stages of decay. Description=They emerge as plasmodium, which appears as small, clustered globules 1–2mm in diameter and usually white or yellow. They take about 20 hours to fully develop sporangia, which are brown, cylindrical and up to 20mm long on a short, fine, black stalk. Identification=There are numerous species in this genus and many of them look similar to the naked eye — identification to species can only be confidently made after examining their structure/spores under a microscope. On my web site I have called several sightings {Stemonitis axifera}, although it is not certain that this is the correct species. Links=ALA Links=Hidden Forest Links=Wikipedia