Wolf’s Milk or Toothpaste Slime
Phylum Myxomycota, Order Liceales
FRUITING BODY CLUSTERS OF SMALL SPHERES, PINK THEN BROWN
0.3 – 1.5 cm round to cushion-shaped, pinkish gray then yellow brown to olive-brown in age, opening on top; warted or rough surface.
SPORE MASS bright pink, then purple, and finally powdery
The young fruiting bodies are pink inside (a paste resembling toothpaste), and the mature fruiting body is powdery and pinkish-gray to ochre inside.
Spores: 6-7.5 µ, round, netted.
ON DEAD WOOD, CLUSTERED
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