Chocolate Tube Slime

Chocolate Tube Slime

Stemonitis splendens
STEMONITIDACEAE (Stemonitidaceae)

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Chocolate tube slime resembles brown hairs growing on wood. These slime molds are very thin (1/8 of an inch wide and up to 1 inch tall. The brownish, rounded top portions of the slime (sporangia) are supported by narrow, black stalks.

It is found clustered on dead wood and leaves, May through October. It is uncommonly found on the floodplains at Fontenelle Forest.

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