Sulphur Slime Mould
Close up
Adelaide Hills
Sulphur Slime Mould
15 hours later next morning
Sulphur Slime Mould (Fuligo septica)Class: Protozoa (Protozoa) - Amoebas (Amoebozoa) - Plasmodial Slime Molds (Myxogastrea)
Order: Slime Molds (Physarida)
Family: Slime Mold (Physaraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Sulphur Slime Mould (Fuligo septica)
This Photo:     ~100mm wide
Other names: Dog's Vomit Slime Mould, Flowers of tan or Scrambled Egg slime

Thank you Terra Occ for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly 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.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.