Observation 70020: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.
When: 2011-06-24
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Scattered on wood chips next to a bike path.

Can someone point me to a reference that explains which general classification to use for which slime molds.

Proposed Names

81% (3)
Recognized by sight
-5% (2)
Used references: Tom Volk says “The plasmodium of Fuligo septica is transparent, like an egg white.” But I’m pretty sure I’ve seen plenty a brilliant yellow, non-translucent, plasmodial F. septica, enough to dispute that contention. There must be a better way, if not several ways, to distinguish these from each other.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-06-24 13:51:42 MDT (-0600)

This is a dead ringer for F septica for me. There are many other Fuligo species that get overlooked on this site, but I believe this OB is not one of them.
Agree with the plasmodium suggestions however

see ‘Notes on Taxonomy’
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-24 13:30:23 MDT (-0600)
I have not found multiple good references to slime mold
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-06-24 13:24:10 MDT (-0600)

But I found this one in the library and it is available on Amazon.


It is a good introduction, but I think the field has developed. I have enjoyed it.

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