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Protozoa: Mycetozoa: Myxomycetes: Physarales: Physaraceae: Physarum polycephalum Schwein., 1822

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.

Russian name: Fizarum mnogogolovyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Physarum polycephalum, literally 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.

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

Plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-03.htm">September 3, 2017</A>
LinkPlasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 3, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Всеволожское городское поселение
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-03.htm">September 3, 2017</A>
LinkOrange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 3, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Всеволожское городское поселение
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkOrange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> on a birch log in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkOrange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum on a birch log in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Orange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold <B>Physarum polycephalum</B> on rotting wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkOrange plasmodium of many-headed slime mold Physarum polycephalum on rotting wood in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

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

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