ameobozoa

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“Chocolate Tube Slime” (Stemonitis fusca)

…although it may look like a fungus S.fusca is actually a amoebozoan protist that is found worldwide. Like some other slime molds they typically grow in clusters on rotting wood and are characterized by their tall brown sporangia (spores) which are supported by slender stalks.

Classification

Ameobozoa-Mycetozoa-Myxogastria-Stemonitida-Stemonitidae-Stemonitis-S. fusca

Images: bdunc photos and 6el