Diachea leucopoda

    Alt Name
    Diachea leucopodia

    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

    On dead leaves, twigs, and other ground material.

    When to see it


    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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map