Observation 9949: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.

When: 2008-08-23

Collection location: Madison Heights, Pasadena, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Not sure if this will preserve properly by setting it in the sun in my window box, but at least I tried…

Slimy spongy mass reminiscent of sea foam. Globbed on to the top of grass blades. Dark purplish black inside, buff flaky-powdery coating. Spores are 7.1-8.7 µm globose things. Looks much like a bleached Fuligo septica. Found it growing among Parasola plicatilis under a dying camphor tree, in well-water shaded lawn.

Proposed Names

-87% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Used references: Farr, M. L. 1981. How to Know the True Slime Molds. W. C. Brown Co. Pub., Dubuque, Iowa. 132p.
Based on microscopic features: Small spore size; other species are larger, up to 20 µm.

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