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Myxomycetes        Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Decaying logs
  • Dead leaves
  • Dung
  • Lawns
  • Mulched flower beds

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Rotting lumber

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Insects
  • Water
  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Type I

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Unknown

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown

Other Comments

  • Young sporophores of one genera (Enteridium lycoperdon) are fried and eaten in Mexico, and the dish is called caca de luna
  • Myxomycetes are not members of the Kingdom Fungi. This is due to morphological differences and DNA evidence