on unidentified log in open park land.
Dog vomit slime mold
Not a very attractive name, I find slime molds to be interesting and I'd like to learn more about them.
Rampart Ridge trail
1100 meters (3600 feet)
Mount Rainier National Park,
Definitely slimy rather than dry and powdery!
I saw this slime mold on a rotting log in Wooster Memorial Park.
A single cluster of sporangium on a stalk is about 1/8" tall.
Myxogastria or myxogastrids, formerly known as Myxomycota, is a class of Mycetozoa, itself a grouping of slime moulds, that contains 5 orders, 14 families, 62 genera and 888 species. They are colloquially known as the plasmodial or acellular slime moulds.