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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Protosteliomycetes: Ceratiomyxales: Ceratiomyxaceae: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (O.F.Müll.) T.Macbr., 1899

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa – Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold

Synonyms: Aegerita penniseti, Beniowskia graminis, Beniowskia macrospora, Beniowskia penniseti, Beniowskia sphaeroidea, Botrytis uredinicola, Byssus fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa arbuscula, Ceratiomyxa caesia, Ceratiomyxa descendens, Ceratiomyxa freyana, Ceratiomyxa frutucilosa, Ceratiomyxa hydnoidea, Ceratiomyxa mucida, Ceratiomyxa plumosa, Ceratiomyxa porioides, Ceratium arbuscula, Ceratium aureum, Ceratium crustosum, Ceratium filiforme, Ceratium fuscum, Ceratium hydnoides, Ceratium hydnoideum, Ceratium mucidum, Ceratium porioides, Ceratium pyxidatum, Ceratium roseum, Ceratium rubicundum, Ceratium sphaeroideum, Clathrotrichum subcarneum, Clavaria byssoides, Clavaria puccinia, Corynoides byssoides, Craterium porioides, Famintzinia fruticulosa, Famintzinia porioides, Isaria mucida, Puccinia byssoides, Sporotrichum peribebuyense, Tremella hydnoidea.

Common name: Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ceratiomyxa is a genus of plasmodial slime mould within the Eumycetozoa, first described by Pier Antonio Micheli. They are widely distributed and commonly found on decaying wood.

French: Ceratiomyxa, Russian: Церациомикса.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-10.htm">March 10, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, March 10, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) on a big rotten log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-10.htm">March 10, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) on a big rotten log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, March 10, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a wet pine log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-28.htm">April 28, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a wet pine log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, April 28, 2018
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-23.htm">May 23, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, May 23, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-23.htm">May 23, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, May 23, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Texture of coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-23.htm">May 23, 2018</A>
LinkTexture of coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a burnt oak branch on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, May 23, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-24.htm">May 24, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 24, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a cut surface of an old wood log post coated with black tar in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-24.htm">May 24, 2018</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a cut surface of an old wood log post coated with black tar in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 24, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Coral slime mold <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> on a log on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-09.htm">February 9, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa on a log on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, February 9, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) with a fly on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) with a fly on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) with a slug on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) with a slug on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) and Cribraria(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) and Cribraria(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a pine cone on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a pine cone on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a pine cone on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a pine cone on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) and Cribraria(?) on a rotting pine log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) and Cribraria(?) on a rotting pine log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cribraria(?) and <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides slime molds on a rotting pine log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkCribraria(?) and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides slime molds on a rotting pine log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cribraria(?) together with <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides slime molds on a big fallen pine on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-19.htm">June 19, 2019</A>
LinkCribraria(?) together with Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides slime molds on a big fallen pine on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 19, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum with coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) on a big fallen pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-27.htm">June 27, 2019</A>
LinkOrange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum with coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) on a big fallen pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, June 27, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Slime mold <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides together with Physarum polycephalum(?) on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-13.htm">July 13, 2019</A>
LinkSlime mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides together with Physarum polycephalum(?) on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 13, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gradually inflating slime mold Physarum polycephalum(?) (yellow) enveloping <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-13.htm">July 13, 2019</A>
LinkGradually inflating slime mold Physarum polycephalum(?) (yellow) enveloping Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 13, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-08-18.htm">August 18, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 18, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a rotting pine on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a rotting pine on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Drying coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkDrying coral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) or may be C. morchella on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) or may be C. morchella on a pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> var. porioides) or may be C. morchella on a rotting pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides) or may be C. morchella on a rotting pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a mossy pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a mossy pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Coral slime mold (<B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B>) on a wet pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-14.htm">September 14, 2019</A>
LinkCoral slime mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) on a wet pine log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 14, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Slime mold <B>Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa</B> on a pine log on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Richards. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-03.htm">November 3, 2019</A>
LinkSlime mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa on a pine log on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Richards. Texas, November 3, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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