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Hemitrichia 

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

I am grateful for corrections to taxonomic determinations, please contact me at FreeTiiuPix 

 

Hemitrichia

Hemitrichia fruiting bodies are tiny 2 mm balls on a stalk.  Despite being so small, they draw attention to themselves with their brilliant red to orange colours.  At this early stage Hemitrichia cannot yet be identified and one must wait until they mature and turn yellow.  

The images below are of either Hemitrichia calyculata or Hemitrichia clavata.  Both are slime moulds found on the decaying wood of well-rotted logs and stumps of broadleaf trees.  The fruiting bodies (sporangia) are 1-3 mm tall often appearing in large clusters.  

The immature sporangia first appear with bright yellow, orange or red pin-sized heads and white stalks.  The heads darken to orange and then brown.  Unfortunately not captured here, at maturity the outer wall of the fruiting body will disappear and its contents will expand to form a bright yellow cotton-like head atop a shallow cup.  This is a very common species of slime mould.

H. clavata is slightly smaller (by 1 mm) and has a more pear-shaped and deeper cup at maturity.  

 

Hemitrichia calyculata clip art mustard yellow fruiting body.

Hemitrichia calyculata Clip Art

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Hemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Orange Hemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Macro Hemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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OrangeHemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Yellow Hemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Orange round balls spheres slime mould fruiting body Ontario

Hemitrichia - 6
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Orange round microscopic ball fungi Hemitrichia

Hemitrichia - 7
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Hemitrichia slime mould fruiting body Calyculata Clavata

Hemitrichia - 8
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Hemitrichia calyculata

Hemitrichia - 9
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Slime mould

Hemitrichia - 10
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Blooming fruiting Hemiricha Ontario slime mould.

Hemitrichia - 11
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Maturing brown Hemitrichia slime mould

Hemitrichia - 12
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Brown round caps with short stalks slime mould.

Hemitrichia - 13
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Hemitrichia slime mould brown round balls spheres

Hemitrichia - 14
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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Maturing brown spheres of Hemitrichia calyculata slime mould.

Hemitrichia - 15
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - late June]

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