Phylum: Amoebozoa Class: Myxogastria
Order: Physarida Family: Physaraceae
Species: Leocarpus fragilis (Dicks.) Rostaf.
Synonyms: Diderma vernicosum
Leocarpus vernicosus
Lycoperdon fragile
Common Name:

A Slime Mould
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Leocarpus fragilisPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Picea abies (2)
Picea (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Leaves (4)
Castanea sativa (3)
Quercus (1)
tree base (1)
Twig (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
September (1)
October (6)