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Elaeomyxa cerifera 1262

The days are slowly getting warmer after an unusually cold winter in Tasmania this year. In fact, it was warm and sunny enough last Sunday for a tiger snake to be sunning itself on the track on the way to the large bryophyte-covered eucalypt stump…
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Cribraria sp.

I collected this 1.7 mm high Cribraria sp. today (28 Aug. 2017) from a very strongly decayed eucalypt stump. When the sporangia first appeared about a week ago they resembled a collection of blue-grey beads.
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Lamproderma echinulatum

The type specimen of Lamproderma echinulatum, i.e. the original specimen used by an author to describe a new species, was collected in Tasmania in the 19th century.Extensive colonies of this iridescent species appear on moss or wood on large old…
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Physarum viride

Physarum viride is a common species in some years but absent in others. This year (2017) there are numerous small patches of fruiting bodies on the wood pile as well as many small active yellow plasmodia, presumably of the same species.
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Clastoderma debaryanum

I occasionally find this distinctive species on strongly decayed wood on the ground. These fruiting bodies were part of a very extensive colony on a fallen stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua). After doing some measurements we calculated that there were…
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Cribraria cancellata

Cribraria cancellata is one of the easiest Cribrarias to identify because of its colour and distinctive peridial net. I find it every year in the summer months; this collection was found on a very strongly decayed Banksia marginata where it had…
Jul 4

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Sarah Lloyd
Interest in slime moulds
It's always exciting to find active plasmodia in the field and I check them regularly in eager anticipation of finding and identifying their fruiting bodies. Some form exquisite sporangia but other seem to retreat into the log or other substrate never to be seen again.
I have had a life-long interest in birds and a more recent interest in plants, fungi, invertebrates and just about every aspect of the natural world. For the past seven years I have been studying slime moulds in a tall wet eucalypt forest in northern Tasmania (Australia) and have collected over 120 species - all within one kilometer of my home.
In 2014 I published "Where the slime mould creeps - the fascinating world of Myxomycetes". There's more information on my website:
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At 17:14 on June 9, 2017, John Robinson said…

Only joking regarding "not fitting the descriptions" - it's a useful excuse I can use when I can't identify something ;)

I use Poulain and also Ing (which has a good key but not good illustrations). Nannenga-Bremekamp's book looks very good. I don't have a copy - it's quite expensive but looks like it could be worth the investment.

Your collections are fantastic. Unfortunately I have quite a few other responsibilities at the moment which mean I am in the field less than I would like.

Kind regards,


At 10:22 on June 6, 2017, John Robinson said…

Thank you Sarah - myxos sometimes "don't quite fit their published descriptions" here either!

Your website looks great - I have come across it before. I have plans to set up a new site for myxos here in the near future.

I will pm you my email address.

Kind regards,


P.S.The link above in your profile needs a " https//:" removing by the way.


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