Observation 68113: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.

When: 2011-05-25

Collection location: Chesterfield Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brandon (bsearcey)

No specimen available

Just happened to look out my front door and saw this glowing orange spot on my mulched area.

Has anyone else noticed that it smells like a stinkhorn? Not just a little, but exactly like the smell a stinkhorn gives off.

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Used references: Quick online search for “Bright Orange Slime Mold”

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Will do
By: Brandon (bsearcey)
2011-05-25 21:36:50 CDT (-0400)

I can do that. However, I can’t imagine it being anything else, since Google searches of “Bright Orange Slime Mold” and “Scrambled Eggs Slime Mold” have both turned up the same results. This link is from my last search.


EDIT: Sorry, but the link didn’t work. Just search the above phrases.

Local is nice
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-05-25 21:10:04 CDT (-0400)

Since it’s so close to you, maybe you can photo it each day and see how it changes. It might be something different than a Fuligo, at least it doesn’t look like the ones we get in California.

Created: 2011-05-25 21:01:14 CDT (-0400)
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