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Lycogala sp. Mount Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA. 4 August 2007.

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Lycogala - Photo (c) Amadej Trnkoczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
treegrow's ID: Genus Lycogala, a member of Slime Molds (Class Myxomycetes)
Posted by treegrow almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Wolf's Milk - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
myxonz's ID: Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum)
Posted by myxonz almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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How can you tell it's epidendrum and not flavofuscum? They are both supposed to occur in the area. To me the cortex looks pretty smooth and thin, which would be characteristic of flavofuscum, but I really don't have enough experience with the genus to know if it's smooth enough to make the call.

Posted by treegrow almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Hi Treegrow,
You rase an interesting point if the cortext is nearly smoth then it would be L. flavofuscum. As to other diffrances L. flavofuscum is larger more then 15 mm. while L. epidendrum is less but grater then 3 mm..

When it comes to identifying slime moulds and fungi from photos it all comes down to the quality of the photo and a good description. We also tend to be bias our guess towards what we are familiar with.

Its unfortunate that in general there is a lack of even a basic description of an organism its habitat and sub-strait on inaturalist making it difficult to give good guess :)

Posted by myxonz almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Wolf's Milk - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
bennet's ID: Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum)
Posted by bennet over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lycogala - Photo (c) Amadej Trnkoczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
treegrow's ID: Genus Lycogala, a member of Slime Molds (Class Myxomycetes)
Wolf's Milk - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
Community ID: Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum)
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