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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 18 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Atlanta

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Walt

Notes:

This popped up overnight! I just moved to Atlanta and this looks creepy and bad.

Comments

  • Martha Givan Unregistered says:

    I have added a new word in my vocabulary this summer and that is “slime mold”. We had the dog vomit slime mold and it was ugly and if you touched it we would get the brown powder. Thanks Walter.

    August 27th, 2015 at 8:02am

  • A Nelson Unregistered says:

    Nasty! But thanks for the info.

    August 19th, 2015 at 4:21pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Laura is correct! My mushroom expert Mary W. says “A great specimen of Stemonitis, a slime mold, not a mushroom. It goes through several stages. When it is in this stage it is often called the chocolate tube slime mold. If you wiggle it, there will be a visible puff of spores. Here’s a good discussion of it: http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/fungi_on_wood/club%20and%20coral/species%20pages/Stemonitis.htm

    August 15th, 2015 at 5:02pm

  • Beverly Smith Herrington Registered says:

    Ah!!! A couple of great laughs!!

    August 15th, 2015 at 1:42pm

  • Tick Tock Unregistered says:

    Looks like a Donald Trump bad comb over.

    August 14th, 2015 at 7:30am

  • Russ Desmelik Unregistered says:

    It bears a striking resemblance to the hairstyle worn by the monks in medieval times.

    August 13th, 2015 at 1:48pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    I am only speculating here. If it is growing on wood (can’t tell exactly from the picture), then it could be a species of slime mould in the Stemonitis genus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stemonitis

    August 12th, 2015 at 10:50am

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