Phylum: Amoebozoa Class: Myxogastria
Order: Liceida Family: Tubiferaceae
Species: Tubulifera arachnoidea Jacq.
Synonyms: Licea fragiformis
Sphaerocarpus cylindricus
Sphaerocarpus fragiformis
Stemonitis ferruginosa
Tubifera ferruginosa
Tubulina cylindrica
Tubulina fragiformis
Common Name:


A Slime Mould
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Tubulifera arachnoideaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Picea (1)
Wellingtonia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus rubra (2)
Stump (2)
dead coniferous wood (1)
Log (1)
Rotting Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
August (1)
September (7)
October (5)