Observation 206735: Myxogastria Caval.-Sm.

When: 2015-06-07

Collection location: Lower Meramec Park, St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

35% (3)
Recognized by sight: Host is a polypore
39% (5)
Recognized by sight: With out fruited specimens we cant be sure of which myxogastria this is.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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The truth.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-09-05 21:26:13 PDT (-0700)

There are many different Myxogastria with yellow plasmodium and of the 132+ species of Physarum, of which less than half of the plasmodial colors are known, there are 29 known to be yellow.
Many Myxogastria are opportunist and eat whatever is consumable and available around them. They are not host specific. To make an identification from plasmodium alone without fruiting material to examine is truly an assumption anyway.

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