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:

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.50am – 9th April 2023
Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.50am – 9th April 2023

Adjacent to this group there were some mature, black and rusty-brown sporangia:

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.50am – 9th April 2023

And at the end of our walk — a couple of hours later — we noticed the smaller clumps to the right beginning to form sporangia:

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
11.15am – 9th April 2023

The next morning, distinct purple-brown sporangia had formed on slender black stems:

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.45am – 10th April 2023

The following evening, the group had dried out and become more black:

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
19.25pm – 11th April 2023

Towards the end of April, the sporangia had tuned to a rusty-brown colour.

Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.25am – 22nd April 2023
Stemonitis flavogenita – Strumpshaw Fen
9.25am – 22nd April 2023