Fuligo septica

Newly formed sporocarp

Fuligo septica is a very common species throughout the UK. The bright yellow fruit bodies, which can be 20cm or more across, are easy to spot on the upper surface of fallen branches and trunks. Sometimes it can be found growing on the woodland floor or on living plants. Fuligo septica is a summer species, mainly fruiting from June to September. This is one of the few myxomycetes to have a common name - Flowers of Tan or the Dog Vomit Slime Mould!.

Detail showing calcareous crust Sporocarps Two small sporocarps Immature aethalia