Badhamia utricularis

Description

The slime mould starts off as a yellow slime, but the sporangia are grey and hang in clusters from yellowish brown stalks. The sporangia have an iridescence and white granules on the surface.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On dead wood and bark.

When to see it

To follow

UK Status

Widespread, though not particularly common, in England and Wales with scattered records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map