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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Myxomycetes: Stemonitales: Stemonitidaceae: Brefeldia maxima (Fr.) Rostaf., 1873

Brefeldia maxima – Tapioca slime mold

Synonyms: Licea perreptans, Reticularia maxima.

Common name: tapioca slime mold.

Russian name: Brefeldiya bolshaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Brefeldia maxima is a species of non-parasitic plasmodial slime mold, and a member of the class Myxomycetes. It is commonly known as the tapioca slime mold because of its peculiar pure white, tapioca pudding-like appearance. A common species with a worldwide distribution, particularly in North America and Europe. It is often found on bark after heavy rain or excessive watering. Their spores are produced on or in aerial sporangia and are spread by wind, however beetles of the family Lathridiidae are also reported to disperse the spores. Bonner states that soil invertebrates and rain mainly disperse spores as they are sticky and unlikely to be carried by air currents.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> on the ground in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkSlime mold Brefeldia maxima on the ground in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Details of slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkDetails of slime mold Brefeldia maxima in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in a spruce forest in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkSlime mold Brefeldia maxima in a spruce forest in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in a forest floor in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkSlime mold Brefeldia maxima in a forest floor in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in on spruce roots in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkSlime mold Brefeldia maxima in on spruce roots in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Plasmodium of slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkPlasmodium of slime mold Brefeldia maxima in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Close up of plasmodium of slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of plasmodium of slime mold Brefeldia maxima in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Sporangia of slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkSporangia of slime mold Brefeldia maxima in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Brown sporangia of slime mold <B>Brefeldia maxima</B> in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-27.htm">September 27, 2017</A>
LinkBrown sporangia of slime mold Brefeldia maxima in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 27, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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