BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

Lycogala terrestre Fr. (Wolf's Milk)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The pale buff or pink aethalia are very common on damp rotting wood.

The commonest species of the genus in Britain. Formerly not distinguished from the less frequent L. epidendrum.
Field indications The pink plasmodium, pale aethalia and pink spore mass separate it from L. epidendrum.
Diagnostic features The fragile pseudocapillitial tubes are 12-25µm diam (8-12µm in L. epidendrum).
Similar species L. epidendrum.

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos # microphotos Date Vice-county Country
Lycogala terrestre Sporocarp 14 6 8 8 May 2004 Cambs England
Lycogala terrestre Sporocarp 2 2 8 May 2004 Cambs England
Lycogala terrestre 1 1 27 May 1979 Surrey England
Lycogala terrestre 1 1 23 Apr 1977 North Hants England

Suggested Literature

Lycogala terrestre may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(protists, single-celled organisms)
(amoebae and slime moulds)
(slime moulds)
Fungi s.l. (via Myxogastrea)
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