Arcyria cinerea

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Trail End Area


Day 1 – 12 August 2023

On rotting wood on a rotting log pile, these long, elongated sporangia were anywhere from light grey to dark grey and had similarly-coloured stems.

The spores were ejected, supposedly, out of holes at the top of the “head”.

I saw them again on Day 3 in large groups, ranging from white to dark grey.

They grew with toher slime moulds, namely Fuligo septica.

On Day 4, I spotted a newer group of immature, purely white sporangia.

The original groups remained much the same.

By Day 5, their forms were less distinct and more like a spore mass.

On Day 6, they had fully turned into spore masses.