BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

Lycogala terrestre Fr. (Wolf's Milk)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Lycogala terrestre may be covered by literature listed under:

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

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.
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