Phylum: Amoebozoa Class: Myxogastria
Order: Stemonitida Family: Stemonitidaceae
Species: Comatricha nigra (Pers.) J. Schröt.
Synonyms: Comatricha obtusata
Stemonitis atrofusca ¯ nigra
Stemonitis atrofusca ß nigra
Stemonitis atrofusca ß nigra
Stemonitis obtusata
Common Name:


A Slime Mould
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Comatricha nigra

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Aesculus hippocastanum (2)
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Built up area, domestic (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Scrub (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Twig (4)
Castanea sativa (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
September (5)
October (3)