Physarum polycephalum


Common Names: Many-headed slime
Category: Slime Molds
Sub-category: Physaridae

Typically yellow in color, and eats fungal spores, bacteria, and other microbes. P. polycephalum is one of the easiest eukaryotic microbes to grow in culture, and has been used as a model organism for many studies involving amoeboid movement and cell motility.

Inhabits shady, cool, moist areas, such as decaying leaves and logs.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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