Lycogala epidendrum (J.C. Buxb. ex L.) Fr.
(a slime mould)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesLycogala epidendrum (a slime mould)
GenusLycogala (a genus of slime moulds)
FamilyTUBIFERACEAE (a family of slime moulds)
OrderLICEIDA (an order of slime moulds)
PhylumMYXOGASTREA (slime moulds)
SubkingdomSARCOMASTIGOTA (a subkingdom of protozoans)
KingdomPROTOZOA (protists, single-celled organisms)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references relevant to Lycogala epidendrum (a slime mould)

Lycogala epidendrum (a slime mould) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 4 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Lycogala epidendrum (a slime mould)
The dark grey aethalia are found on damp rotting wood.

The more common L. terrestre as not distinguished until recently.
The fragile pseudocapillitial tubes are 8-12µm diam (12-25µm in L. terrestre).
The red plasmodium, dark grey aethalia and grey spore mass separate it from L. terrestre.
L. terrestre.
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