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Black Slime Mold

This photo shows the fruiting bodies (sporangia) of the cosmopolitan slim mold species Comatricha nigra growing on dead wood. The fragile sporangia of this species is less than 1 cm tall.

[Protista - Amoebozoa - Myxogastrea - Stemonitales - Stemonitidaceae - Comatricha Preuss 1851 - Comatricha nigra (Pers.) J. Schröt. 1885]

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Juraj Komar | Locality: Piešt̕any, Trnavsky, Slovakia

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