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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Myxomycetes: Physarales: Physaraceae: Physarum polycephalum Schwein.

Physarum polycephalum – Many-Headed Slime

Synonyms: Didymium gyrocephalum, Didymium luteogriseum, Didymium obrusseum, Didymium polycephalum, Didymium polymorphum, Didymium tenerrimum, Lignydium multiplex, Lignydium obrusseum, Lignydium polycephalum, Lignydium polymorphum, Physarum multiplex, Physarum obrusseum, Physarum polymorphum, Tilmadoche gyrocephala, Tilmadoche polycephala.

Common name: Many-Headed Slime.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Physarum polycephalum, the "many-headed slime", is a slime mold that inhabits shady, cool, moist areas, such as decaying leaves and logs. Like slime molds in general, it is sensitive to light; in particular, light can repel the slime mold and be a factor in triggering spore growth.

Arabic: فيزاروم بوليسي فالوم, Chinese: 多头绒泡菌, Czech: Vápenatka mnohohlavá, Japanese: モジホコリ, Persian: بلاب.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

<B>Physarum polycephalum</B>(?) slime mold (Mycetozoa) on a stump in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-26.htm">February 26, 2018</A>
LinkPhysarum polycephalum(?) slime mold (Mycetozoa) on a stump in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 26, 2018
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Many-headed slime mold (<B>Physarum polycephalum</B>) at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-05.htm">May 5, 2018</A>
LinkMany-headed slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 5, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Many-headed slime mold (<B>Physarum polycephalum</B>) on bark at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-05.htm">May 5, 2018</A>
LinkMany-headed slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) on bark at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 5, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Many-headed slime mold (<B>Physarum polycephalum</B>) under bark at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-05.htm">May 5, 2018</A>
LinkMany-headed slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) under bark at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 5, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Masses of many-headed slime mold (<B>Physarum polycephalum</B>) at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-05.htm">May 5, 2018</A>
LinkMasses of many-headed slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) at a base of a tree on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 5, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> 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 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
Close up of orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</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/2019-06-27.htm">June 27, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum on a mossy pine log 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
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> with moss 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 moss 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
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> 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, <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 Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. porioides together with <B>Physarum polycephalum</B>(?) 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 <B>Physarum polycephalum</B>(?) (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, <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

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