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Slime Mould

A slime mould with pale pink cylindrical sporangia on stalks, probably Stemonitopsis typhina (=Comatrichia typhoides).  The sporangia of this species start out as white but rapidly (within only a day or two) turn pink, then brown and black. For some of the same species that I saw last year, see  here.

This is what the spores looked like at x600 under the microscope:

First photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-05-11.

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