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Plants and Fungus of Iberia. Pretty flowers, stinking fungus, trees and shrubs. => Fungi and mushrooms (edible or not) => Topic started by: quentin on June 01, 2017, 10:36 AM

Title: Yellow foam-like stuff...
Post by: quentin on June 01, 2017, 10:36 AM
Can anyone tell me what this yellow, foam-like stuff is please? It was at the base of a pine tree about 2300m on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia.
Title: Re: Yellow foam-like stuff...
Post by: Clive on June 01, 2017, 12:07 PM
Hi Quentin... It is a yellow slime mould... There is info at wikipedia on this fungus.... Interesting stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuligo_septica

See if you can find the exact species :)
Title: Re: Yellow foam-like stuff...
Post by: quentin on June 01, 2017, 19:15 PM
Thanks for the very swift reply Clive. I'm not convinced that I could find the exact species but I'm very pleased to know what it's common name is. Weird stuff!

Andrew
Title: Re: Yellow foam-like stuff...
Post by: Clive on June 01, 2017, 20:02 PM
You are welcome..... :) The fun is in the searching...... Narrow it down by tree species that the fungus is on and also where it is geographically in the world.... Most things are already discovered for us and all we have to do is open the book to read what someone else spent a lifetime researching...... Google, of course, is annoyingly helpfull!!!!! :)