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Slime molds

Looking online, I have found significant ambiguities in the classification of slime molds.
Here is one version:

Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Phylum: Mycetozoa
Class: Myxomycetes
Order: Physarales
Family: Physaraceae

Species on page

Leocarpus fragilis
Deer vomit (Fuligo septica)
Red raspberry slime mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)
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Great balls of slime

slime mold
Likely Leocarpus fragilis
per Fred Stevens
Stanford
December, 2012
This seems to be one of the more commonly found and photographed slime molds, but it displays quite a range of diversity in its appearance.

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Up close and slimy

slime mold
Stanford
December, 2012

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slime mold
Leocarpus fragilis
Littlefield
Stanford
January 14, 2013

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When the rains finally came

slime mold
Leocarpus fragilis again?
Eucalyptus grove
Stanford
December 18, 2014

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two years later

slime mold
Leocarpus fragilis
Eucalyptus grove
Stanford
December 18, 2014

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still having a ball

slime mold
Leocarpus fragilis
Eucalyptus grove
Stanford
December 18, 2014

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Dog vomit

slime mold
Dog vomit or deer vomit (Fuligo septica)
Stanford
March 3, 2013
ID per Fred Stevens
This specimen was incredibly evanescent. Several hours after this photo the colony had turned dark and dry.

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Tasmania

Vomitous slime mold

dog vomit
Dog vomit or scambled eggs slime mold
Fuligo septica
April, 2012

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Or if you prefer, scrambled eggs

dog vomit
Dog vomit or scambled eggs slime mold
Fuligo septica
April, 2012

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Palo Alto

Or deer vomit

dog vomit
Fuligo septica
April 8, 2014

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Web of slime

dog vomit
Fuligo septica
April 8, 2014

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Red raspberry slime mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)

Don't eat these raspberries

red slime mold
Red raspberry slime mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)
Passaic Park, New Jersey
July 5, 2015
Olympus Tough, macro mode

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Modified: July 16, 2015
Created: December 29, 2012siegelr@stanford.edu
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