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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Myxomycetes: Liceales: Tubiferaceae: Lycogala epidendrum (J.C.Buxb. ex L.) Fr.

Lycogala epidendrum – Wolf's Milk

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

Common name: Wolf's Milk.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycogala epidendrum, commonly known as wolf's milk, groening's slime is a cosmopolitan species of myxogastrid amoeba 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).

Arabic: حليب الذئب, Belarusian: Лікагала драўнінная, Czech: Vlčí mléko červené, Danish: Almindelig rødært, Dutch: Bloedweizwam, Estonian: Hundipiim, Finnish: Sudenmaito, German: Blutmilchpilz, Persian: لایکوگالا اپیدندروم, Polish: Rulik nadrzewny, Russian: Ликогала древесинная, Swedish: Vargmjölk, Ukrainian: Лікогала надеревна.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-03.htm">November 3, 2017</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 3, 2017
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-01.htm">March 1, 2018</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, March 1, 2018
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-25.htm">April 25, 2018</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, April 25, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mature wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-30.htm">September 30, 2018</A>
LinkMature wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 30, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-30.htm">September 30, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 30, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a fallen pine on Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest west from Richards. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-04-09.htm">April 9, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a fallen pine on Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest west from Richards. Texas, April 9, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Spherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> on Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest west from Richards. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-04-09.htm">April 9, 2019</A>
LinkSpherical fruiting bodies (aethalia) of Wolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum on Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest west from Richards. Texas, April 9, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> on wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum on wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold <B>Lycogala epidendrum</B> on rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold Lycogala epidendrum on rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a rotting log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of Wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a mossy log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a mossy log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-08-31.htm">August 31, 2019</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 31, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-19.htm">January 19, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 19, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on rotting wood on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-25.htm">March 25, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on rotting wood on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, March 25, 2020
Location on maps1106 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on an oak log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-25.htm">March 25, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on an oak log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, March 25, 2020
Location on maps1106 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a log on Richards Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-26.htm">March 26, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a log on Richards Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, March 26, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close-up of wolf's milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a log on Richards Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-26.htm">March 26, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of wolf's milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a log on Richards Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, March 26, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-30.htm">May 30, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, May 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a wet log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-30.htm">May 30, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a wet log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, May 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Wolf's Milk slime mold (<B>Lycogala epidendrum</B>) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-30.htm">May 30, 2020</A>
LinkWolf's Milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, May 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA

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