Diachea leucopoda

    Alt Name
    Diachea leucopodia
    Description

    Spongaria of the slime mould Diachea leucopoda are cylindrical, 0.7 to 1.2 mm. high, 0.3 to 0.8 mm. broad, white stalked, occasionally sessile, the tops iridescent blue, purple, or brown.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On dead leaves, twigs, and other ground material.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread though possibly under recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Battram Wood specimen of 17th Oct 2015 was the first record of this species in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map