Comatricha nigra

Mature sporocarps

Comatricha nigra is reported to be one of the commonest myxomycetes in Britain but I have only found it a few times in Clyne Wood. The group above was found on dead rotting wood and is relatively easy to identify due to its relatively large size (up to 9mm), black hair-like stalk and (usually) globose sporotheca.

Immature sporocarps Sporocarps