Cauliflower slime mould (reticularia lycoperdon)

I have been fortunate to find and witness the sporulation phase of the cauliflower slime mould on the old pollarded oak adjacent to the Goosander/Lapwing kissing gate.The first photo is just a few hours after the plasmodium comes together to start creating spores. The remaining photos are at 24 hour intervals and the last shows spores being released. An amazing organism.


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