Sulphur Slime Mould
Whole, 15 hours laster next morning
Adelaide Hills
Box Mistletoe
Whole Parasite
Sulphur Slime Mould (Fuligo septica)Class: Protozoa (Protozoa) - Amoebas (Amoebozoa) - Plasmodial Slime Molds (Myxogastrea)
Order: Slime Molds (Physarida)
Family: Slime Mold (Physaraceae)
Species: Sulphur Slime Mould (Fuligo septica)
This Photo:     Close up
Other names: Dog's Vomit Slime Mould, Flowers of tan or Scrambled Egg slime

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
As you can see from the photo's, transitioning from fruiting bodies to "dried up" is incredibly fast. 15 hours, from 19:40 one evening to 10:40 next morning.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Dec-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.