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Wolf’s milk ( Lat.: Lycogala epidendrum – Wikipedia – Dutch: Bloedweizwam wikipedia-nl )
The little orange globes of this fungi have a velvet like white shine – Growing on the dead wood of a tree – I think it was a poplar tree…
Photo made in Bijlmerweide, Amsterdam SouthEast, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved

Help with identification would be greatly appreciated!
(It may be a species op yellow spot ( Nectria cinnabarina ) – but I would love to have someone with more knowledge of fungi correct or confirm it ;)
- also, any idea what those dark brown little things on the fungi may be – it looks like little seeds, or droppings?

Once again thanks to the generous help of Carla Wick these fungi were identified as Wolf’s milk ( Lat.: Lycogala epidendrum – Wikipedia – Dutch: Bloedweizwam wikipedia-nl )

Thank you, Carla!

For further description and technical info, please scroll down.

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Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, unknown (macro-zoom), ISO 400
Date: oct. 29, 2011

Top10 in Stalkless fungi – Fungilicious (Jan. 27, 2012)

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 3 years ago

    great capture…i’v never seen anything like these before! georgie

  • Thank you so much, Georgie… indeed, I hadn’t seen them before either – although they seem to be rather general. never mnd, still think hey are fascinating little thingies :D

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks a lot, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful Slime Mold called Wolf’s Milk or the Toothpaste Slime commonly….the scientific name is Lycogala epidendrum. I have a bad habit of wanting to poke the bubles to see the ooze.
    The next stage of this species is to turn a shiney brown….dry…then when something breaks the skin (usually rain drops) the spore shoots out with contact.

  • Aww, so interesting, Carla! Yes that’s definitely what it is (In Dutch it’s nick-name seems to be “bare buttocks – mushroom” LOL) – Thanks for once again putting me on the right track!

    – steppeland

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful image and fungi was voted into the TOP10 of the Stalk-less fungi challenge Kind regards, Esther

  • Thanks for the good news, Esther!

    – steppeland

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