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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Myxomycetes: Liceales: Tubiferaceae: Lycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr., 1829

Lycogala epidendrum – Wolf's milk slim mold

Synonyms: Galeperdon epidendrum, Lycogala affine, Lycogala ferrugineum, Lycogala miniatum, Lycogala nigricans, Lycogala terrestre, Lycoperdon chalybeum, Lycoperdon epidendrum, Lycoperdon pisiforme, Lycoperdon variolosum, Mucor fragiformis, Mucor lycogala, Reticularia miniata, Reticularia punctata, Reticularia rosea.

Common name: wolf's milk slim mold.

Russian name: Likogala drevesinnaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycogala epidendrum, commonly known as wolf's milk, groening's slime is a cosmopolitan species of plasmodial slime mould which is often mistaken for a fungus. The aethalia, or fruiting bodies, occur either scattered or in groups on damp rotten wood, especially on large logs, from June to November. These aethalia are small, pink to brown cushion-like globs. They may excrete a pink paste if the outer wall is broken before maturity. When mature, the colour tends to become more brownish. When not fruiting, single celled individuals move about as very small, red amoeba-like organisms called plasmodia, masses of protoplasm that engulf bacteria, fungal and plant spores, protozoa, and particles of non-living organic matter through phagocytosis (see slime mould for more information).

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Spherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> on rotten wood near Vetrenoe Lake south from Sosnovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2012-07-22.htm">July 22, 2012</A>
LinkSpherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum on rotten wood near Vetrenoe Lake south from Sosnovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 22, 2012
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, проспект Раевского, 22
Fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> in Menkovo, south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2014-06-04.htm">June 4, 2014</A>
LinkFruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum in Menkovo, south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 4, 2014
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район
Spherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> in Oselki, south from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-29.htm">August 29, 2016</A>
LinkSpherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum in Oselki, south from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 29, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-09.htm">September 9, 2016</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 9, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-12.htm">June 12, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Приморский район, муниципальный округ Лахта-Ольгино
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a cut surface of a stump near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-12.htm">June 12, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a cut surface of a stump near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Приморский район, муниципальный округ Лахта-Ольгино
Close up of wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-12.htm">June 12, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Приморский район, муниципальный округ Лахта-Ольгино
A tree stump with wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-12.htm">June 12, 2017</A>
LinkA tree stump with wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) near Olgino, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 12, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Приморский район, муниципальный округ Лахта-Ольгино
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-13.htm">June 13, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 13, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-13.htm">June 13, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 13, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>)(?) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-29.htm">June 29, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum)(?) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 29, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-30.htm">June 30, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 30, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Close up of wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-30.htm">June 30, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 30, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-30.htm">June 30, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 30, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a tree stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-30.htm">June 30, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a tree stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 30, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Small variation of Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-06.htm">July 6, 2017</A>
LinkSmall variation of Wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 6, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Small variation of Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>)(?) on a rotten log in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-06.htm">July 6, 2017</A>
LinkSmall variation of Wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum)(?) on a rotten log in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 6, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Small red balls of Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>)(?) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-06.htm">July 6, 2017</A>
LinkSmall red balls of Wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum)(?) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 6, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Mature wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-18.htm">July 18, 2017</A>
LinkMature wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 18, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Mature stage of wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-14.htm">August 14, 2017</A>
LinkMature stage of wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 14, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Some mold on mature wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-14.htm">August 14, 2017</A>
LinkSome mold on mature wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotten wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 14, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Mature wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) in a forest along the gulf in area of Lisiy Nos - Morskaya, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-26.htm">September 26, 2017</A>
LinkMature wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) in a forest along the gulf in area of Lisiy Nos - Morskaya, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 26, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, посёлок Лисий Нос

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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