January 2012. A question from New Caledonia: what are these spots on taro?
Some members thought that the spots were algal, possible Cephaleuros species, but others did not. But that was unlikely for the following reasons:
It was suggested that the spots might be the fruiting bodies of a slime mould. Each spot is possibly an aethelium with the 'skin' being the peridium holdiing a mass of spores.