Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stemonitis sp.

Occurrence of Chocolate tube slime on a dead log. The wood serves as a platform on which the Stermonitis sp forms numerous stalked sporangia.

Stemonitis is a distinctive genus of slime molds found throughout the world (except Antarctica). They are characterised by the tall brown sporangia, supported on slender stalks, which grow in clusters on rotting wood.

Common Name: Slim molds
Scientific Name: Stermonitis sp.
Resource: http://malaysianfungi.webs.com/
Dimensions: These slime molds are 1-1.5 mm wide and up to 2 cm tall.
Description: The brownish, cylindrical top portions (sporangia) are supported by narrow, black stalks.
Edibility: Inedible.
Location: Bagan Lalang, Sepang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Photo by: Johari Jalinas
Id by: Johari Jalinas

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Phylum: Mycetozoa
Class: Myxogastria
Family: Stemonitidae
Genus: Stemonitis


1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stemonitis
2) http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/stemonitis-fusca
3) http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/fungi_on_wood/club%20and%20coral/species%20pages/Stemonitis.htm

No comments:

Post a Comment