Species: Lycogala epidendrum (Linnaeus) Fries.
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Description:
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SPOROCARPS: an aethalium, ususall several to small groups in a single fruiting, Scattered to crowded, sub globose to depressed-spherical or irregular from pressure. Pinkish gray or yellowish brown to deep olivaceous or nearly black, 3 to 10 mm broad.

HYPOTHALLUS: inconspicuous.

CORTEX:
warted or roughened rather thin and fragile.

PSEUDOCAPILLITIUM: composed of long, branching folds and anastomosing flattened tubules marked with conspicuous transverse folds and wrinkles.

NOTES: Common and often noticed due to its large size and bright colour when immature.

 
SPORES: At first pink or gray in mass, changing to pale ochraceous or pallid. reticulate, 6-8µm in diameter.

PLASMODIUM: Pink to coral red or orange to cream.

COMMON NAME: Wolf's milk or toothpaste slime
HABITAT: Decaying wood and less common bark.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Nelson, Westland, Fiordland, Mid Canterbury, Southland and Dunedin.
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Macro images 
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Lycogala epidendrumScale barLycogala pinkLycogala brownLycogala grayColour changes as these matures.
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 Scale = 6.6 mm.
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Lycogala epidendrumScale barLycogala yellowLest common are
these yellow form
when immature
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 Scale = 4 mm.
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Lycogala epidendrumScale bar 
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  Scale = 3 mm.
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Lycogala epidendrumScale bar 
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  Scale = 1.6 mm.
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Lycogala epidendrumScale bar 
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A mass fruiting on wood chip mulch such number are unusual.Scale = 6.6 mm.
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Micro images: 
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Lycogala epidendrum 
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Spores: First pink or gray in mass, Changing to pale ochraceous or pallid, reticulatr, 6-8 µm in diameter.Magnification =1000x
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