cinerea Grey Arcyria
This species is fairly common in
eastern regions and the fruitbodies (sporangia) are produced in scattered groups
(sometimes hundreds) over the surface of rotting logs. The grey sporangia are only a few
millimetres tall and you need a hand lens (5X - 10X) to see the details of their
structure. In some strains of this species the stalks fuse in bundles to give a
many-headed fruitbody. The sporangia are slightly tapered towards the apex. This tapering
is more pronounced in the "fascicled" strain (click here).