Strumpshaw Fen Stemonitis flavogenita – April 2023
30 April 2023
In the morning of 9th April, the daughter spotted this Stemonitis flavogenita plasmodium in the process of turning into young sporangia:
Adjacent to this group there were some mature, black and rusty-brown sporangia:
And at the end of our walk — a couple of hours later — we noticed the smaller clumps to the right beginning to form sporangia:
The next morning, distinct purple-brown sporangia had formed on slender black stems:
The following evening, the group had dried out and become more black:
Towards the end of April, the sporangia had tuned to a rusty-brown colour.