Scientific name: Myxomycota: Myxomycetes: Physarales: Physacaeae: Fuligo septica
Common Name: Scrambled-egg Slime
County: Prince Georges
Date: 28 June 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Keywords: fungus slime mold Scrambled-egg Slime USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Scrambled-egg Slime on a log in a forest.
Scrambled-egg Slime on the same log in a forest.
This Slime is at a later stage than the one in Figure 1.
Other common names for this fungus are Dog-vomit Mold and Wet-cookie Mold (Higgins 2000, 15 June, H9, illustration).
septica consumes bacteria in and on leaf litter compost, logs, mulch, and
stumps; and it migrates onto living plants (Lincoff 1981, 845).
fungus Violet Nectria (Nectria violacea) consumes F. septica.
Some people eat F. septica cooked; it tastes somewhat like almonds.
This Website does not recommend eating this fungus.
Higgins, Adrian. 2000. Don't think of it as dog vomit. Think of it as a slime mold. Washington Post, NE. 15 June: H9.
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