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A very aptly named slime mold! The yellow plasmodium of Fuligo septica eventually transforms into a sponge-like aethalium that is analogous to the spore-bearing fruiting body of a mushroom. When the aethalium degrades, it releases spores.
Growing on a log in a deciduous forest.
Fuligo septica produces the largest aethalium of any known slime mold.