Totnes Fungi

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Re: Totnes Fungi

Post: # 1810Post gary
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:17 am

Dog vomit Slime mould on my next door neighbour's decking.
Fuligo septica

Not a fungus at all but a myxomycete (myxo =slime or mucus) but studied by mycologists (I feel I must mention Bruce Ing)

A bit like a collection of single celled organisms coming together and producing spores (like a fungus)

crossing a bridge between single and multicellular organisms.

This one is also known as "Flowers of tan" as it was often found on oak bark in tanneries

I don't think I've ever seen one as big as this.
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Re: Totnes Fungi

Post: # 1811Post gary
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:22 pm

2 and 3 days later ,it has changed from a yellow blob into a chocolate brown spore producing mass
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