Lycogala epidendrum L. 1829
Lycoperdon epidendrum L. 1753
Wolf’s milk slime mold
|Kingdom||Fungi||Mushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes|
|Division||Myxomycota||Slime molds, from the Greek words μύξα (myxa), which means “mucus”, and μύκης (myces), which means “fungus”|
|Class||Myxomycetes||Macroscopic slime molds|
|Subclass||Endosporeae||Slime molds with endospores|
|Order||Liceales||An order of plasmodial slime molds in the subclass Myxogastromycetidae|
|Family||Reticulariaceae||Slime molds producing either aethalia or pseudoaethalia fruiting bodies, which vary in size from 3 mm to 15 mm|
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Lycogala epidendrum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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7/15/2020 · Oak Hill, Littleton, Massachusetts
If this ID is correct, they are drying out. Fresh ones are round. · 4/2/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, Massachusetts
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) ID is uncertain