Yellow Carnival Candy Slime Arcyria obvelata (Oeder) Onsberg    Synonyms: Arcyria nutans.
Kingdom Amoebozoa   >   Phylum Mycetozoa   >   Class Myxomycetes   >   Order Trichiales   >   Family Arcyriaceae   >   Genus Arcyria   


Found in clusters on well-decayed logs.


Small (about 2 mm), upright, yellow cylinders (sporangia) mature into floppy cylinders up to 1/2" (12mm). (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 16 records in the project database.

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Arcyria obvelata (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/29/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Yellow Carnival Candy Slime in Howard Co., Maryland (8/29/2010). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Arcyria obvelata in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/17/1991). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Arcyria obvelata. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

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