Stilbella byssiseda

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Basecamp Loop


Day 4 – 26 August 2023

Attempting to identify what the pin-mould-like protrusions are on this this slime mould, my father did a Google image search and came across a stock image [1] with the title “Blistum byssiseda, parasite on host slime mold called Cribraria argillacea”.

Upon further investigation, I found that this is actually a mash-up of two names for the same fungus called Stilbella byssiseda, previously named Blistum orbiculare.

S. byssiseda is a fungus that parasitises slime moulds, including Cribraria argillacea and Lindbladia tubulina [2].

The host of my specimen was Cribraria argillacea [3].


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