Silver Hand Reticularia lycoperdon    
Kingdom Amoebozoa   >   Phylum Mycetozoa   >   Class Myxomycetes   >   Order Liceales   >   Family Lycogalaceae   >   Genus Reticularia   

Status:

Scattered, may forms clusters; mostly on decayed wood. At certain stages of its life cycle, this species is able to move like an amoeba!

Description:

Fruiting body: Silvery or white outer wall; base surrounded by a white margin (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 20 records in the project database.

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Silver Hand in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/6/2016). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

Silver Hand in Harford Co., Maryland (5/4/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Silver Hand (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Silver Hand in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Silver Hand (maturing fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Silver Hand in Harford Co., Maryland (5/8/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Silver Hand in Harford Co., Maryland (5/5/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Silver Hand (very old fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/12/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Silver Hand spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Nearly round, warty; measured 8.0-9.3 x 7.3-8.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Silver Hand in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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