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  • Scientific Names
    • Lycogala epidendrum
    • Fungus coccineus
  • English
    • Wolf's Milk
  • Russian
    • Ликогала древесинная
  • Finnish
    • sudenmaito

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Recent observations

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What

Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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laceypantalones

Date

January 24, 2016 04:28 PM PST

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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reallifeecology

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January 22, 2016 02:54 PM EST

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 21, 2016 01:28 PM PST

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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dpom

Date

January 21, 2016 01:29 PM PST

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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pdvmushroom

Date

July 6, 2015 05:06 PM PDT

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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marionanthonisen

Date

January 14, 2016 02:06 PM PST

Description

Wolf's milk

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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th0th

Date

January 17, 2016

Description

Growing on dead wood. Individual spheres up to 0.65 mm in diameter.

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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dgreenberger

Date

January 14, 2016 02:31 PM PST

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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mtarsa

Date

December 28, 2015 01:32 PM PST

Description

Slightly squishy; identically colored goop squeezed out when popped

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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parkecology

Date

January 4, 2016 11:58 AM TOT

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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gwark

Date

April 7, 2009 09:28 AM AKDT

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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dominic

Date

December 27, 2015

Description

I believe this is right. It was everywhere on a leaf and it stuck out like a sore thumb.

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Description from Wikipedia

Lycogala epidendrum, commonly known as wolf's milk, groening's slime is a cosmopolitan species of plasmodial slime mould which is often mistaken for a fungus. The aethalia, or fruiting bodies, occur either scattered or in groups on damp rotten wood, especially on large logs, from June to November. These aethalia are small, pink to brown cushion-like globs. They may excrete a pink paste if the outer wall is broken before maturity. When mature, the colour tends to...

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