Pretzel Slime Hemitrichia serpula (Scopoli) Rostafinsky  

Status:

Found on dead wood and in plant litter.

Description:

Fruiting body: 1-2" (2.5 - 5 cm) in diameter; bright yellow to light brown; thin, branching growth pattern similar to a pretzel. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 21 records in the project database.

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Hemitrichia serpula in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Almost fully mature plasmodiocarp of the Pretzel Slime in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/17/2015). Determined by Lance Biechele. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Almost fully mature plasmodiocarp of the Pretzel Slime in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/17/2015). Determined by Lance Biechele. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Hemitrichia serpula in Howard Co., Maryland (11/19/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Pretzel Slime in Howard Co., Maryland (1/27/2018). The tiny white growths are the parasitic fungus Blistum tomentosum. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Pretzel Slime in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hemitrichia serpula. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Pretzel Slime spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2013). Nearly round, slightly reticulated, hyaline; measured 10.9-11.5 X 10.2-10.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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