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Myxomycetes

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Slime mold (or mould) is a broad term describing some organisms that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Their common name refers to part of some of these organisms' life cycles where they can appear as gelatinous "slime". This is mostly seen with the myxomycetes, which are the only macroscopic slime molds. Found in a wide variety of colors, more than 900 species of slime mold occur all over the world and feed on microorganisms that live in any type of dead plant material. They contribute to the decomposition of dead vegetation, and feed on bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. For this reason, these organisms are usually found in soil, lawns, and on the forest floor, commonly on deciduous logs. Most slime molds are smaller than a few centimeters, but some species may reach sizes of up to several square meters and masses of up to 30 grams.

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    Sighting Trichia affinis? Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    Daniel Heald 1 August 2018
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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting Trichia affinis? Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    Daniel Heald 1 August 2018
    Trichia
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Trichiida: Trichiaceae: Trichia
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    Trichia favoginea now? On Banksia menziesii cone and leaf litter in sand dune community

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  • Daniel Heald added a sighting

    Trichia affinis? Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    111 Boundary Rd, Wattle Grove WA 6107, Australia

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    Sighting Icicle Fairy Fans - Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    Daniel Heald 1 August 2018
    Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
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    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Protostelida: Ceratiomyxaceae: Ceratiomyxa: fruticulosa
    Common Names: Fungi, Fungi
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    on the underside of fallen Banksia menziesii bark

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  • Daniel Heald described a sighting

    Sighting Icicle Fairy Fans - Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    Daniel Heald 1 August 2018
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  • Daniel Heald added a sighting

    Icicle Fairy Fans - Alison Baird Reserve

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    Sighted 28 Jul 2018
    111 Boundary Rd, Wattle Grove WA 6107, Australia

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  • Matt Campbell identified a sighting

    Sighting Crepidotus nephrodes

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    Sighted 1 Jul 2018
    Matt Campbell 12 July 2018
    Crepidotus nephrodes
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    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Inocybaceae: Crepidotus: nephrodes
    Common Names: Fungi, Gilled mushrooms
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    Crepidotus nephrodes

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    Sighted 1 Jul 2018
    Lot 15 Jumbuk Rd, Jeeralang Junction VIC 3840, Australia

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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting Developing Stemonitis Slime Mold?

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    Sighted 24 Jun 2018
    Daniel Heald 7 July 2018
    Stemonitis
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    Taxonomy: Fungi: Basidiomycota: Stemonitida: Stemonitidaceae: Stemonitis
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    On fallen Banksia grandis cones - early stage of Chocolate Slime Mold fruiting body seems most likely

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  • Daniel Heald described a sighting

    Sighting Developing Stemonitis Slime Mold?

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    Sighted 24 Jun 2018
    Daniel Heald 7 July 2018
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