Observation 34604: Myxogastria Caval.-Sm. (Site ID) (Myxomycetes)

When: 1983-10-06

Seen at: East Palestine, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:10 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘East Palestine Ohio’ to ‘East Palestine, Ohio, USA’

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Proposed Names

54% (3)
Recognized by sight: Fungus is Polyporus badius
43% (4)
Recognized by sight: Added the polypore name so it will pop up in a species search.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: There are many different Myxogastria with yellow plasmodium and of the 132+ species of Physarum, of which less than half of the plasmodial colors are known, there are 29 known to be yellow.
Many Myxogastria are opportunist and eat whatever is consumable and available around them. They are not host specific. To make an identification from plasmodium alone without fruiting material to examine is truly an assumption anyway.

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By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-03-09 23:56:51 CST (-0500)

If I had to pick which fungi I saw this slime on the most it would be the oyster mushroom. Its cool to see it on something else

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-03-07 22:11:07 CST (-0500)

Nice shot of the plasmodial fans slimming across the cap.