Public Description of Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.

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Name: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.
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 Draft For Wild Mushrooms Of The Northeastern United States By Erlon Bailey (Private)

Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Phylum: Eumycetozoa
Class: Myxogastria
Order: Physarales
Family: Physaraceae

General Description:

SPORANGIA: Aethalia pulvinate, varying in size from 2 mm. to more than 30 cm., various shades of yellow in the typical form, also greenish, reddish, and brown to deep chocolate. The sporangia constituting the aethalium are intricately coiled and anastomosing, but often more or less separated in the mass, with spaces in between; cortex thick or thin, a dense crust of lime or undeveloped Plasmodium, loose or firm, or absent entirely; sporangial walls within the aethalium membranous, fragile, colourless, with scattered deposits of lime-granules.
CAPILLITIUM: scanty or abundant, consisting of a loose network of slender hyaline threads, more or less expanded at the axils, with fusiform or branching lime-knots, usually white but often yellow, or occasionally reddish or brownish.
NOTES: Common Names: Dog vomit slime, Scrambled egg slime, Flowers of tan
SPORES: Purplish-brown smooth to minutely spiny 6 – 9 µm in diameter.
PLASMODIUM: bright yellow or white.
ECOLOGY: On leaf litter or on rotting logs or stumps in native bush . Also regularly appears in wood chip mulch.

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Description author: Thomas Laxton (Request Authorship Credit)