Observation 45832: Myxogastria Caval.-Sm.

When: 2010-05-24

Collection location: Rotary Park, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: jim (ckm3)

No specimen available

The fungi in question is the yellow one that seems to be engulfing the Exidia alba. To the right in the picture, I suspect that the golden/tan fungi is what happens to the E. alba when the yellow stuff gets through with it.

Species Lists


Photos 2, taken 2 days after #1. In 2 the progress of the spread is shown.
Photos 3, taken 2 days after #1. A close up of the fruiting bodies (?) that have formed.
Photo 4, taken 2 days after #1. Showing the sorry end of the Exidia alba

Proposed Names

-9% (3)
Recognized by sight
-30% (3)
Recognized by sight
59% (3)
Recognized by sight: I don’t believe you can name a myxomycetes by its plasmodium particularly when yellow is such a common colour for one.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Fuligo septica….
By: Hamilton (ham)
2010-05-25 06:35:10 BST (+0100)

…you oughta check out some photos of it in its earlier stages. Could be wrong, but I think I’m correct here. If not I will shed no tears or soil myself…

Beautiful situation you’ve got in that photo. Mad props on that there…

Created: 2010-05-25 02:53:49 BST (+0100)
Last modified: 2015-08-20 05:02:31 BST (+0100)
Viewed: 128 times, last viewed: 2017-12-25 03:40:33 GMT (+0000)
Show Log