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Biodiversity on the Dundreggan Estate

Slime molds recorded on Dundreggan

In the past, slime molds were considered to be types of fungi, but as a result of recent revisions to the system of biological classification of living organisms, many authorities now consider them to be a distinct Kingdom of life, in the same way that animals, plants and fungi are all classified as separate Kingdoms of life.

This list has been compiled as a result of observations made by Trees for Life staff, and by Liz Holden, during her survey of fungi on the Estate. Some of the species identifications were confirmed by Professor Bruce Ing.

Enteridium lycoperdon A slime mold
Fuligo septica Dog vomit slime mold
Lycogala terrestre
Trichia decipiens


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Slime mould

A slime mold (Enteridium lycoperdon) on the trunk of a hazel tree (Corylus avellana) on Dundreggan.

Dog vomit slime mould

Dog vomit slime mold (Fuligo septica) on Dundreggan.

Dog vomit slime mould

Common stump brittlestem fungus (Psathyrella piluliformis) and a slime mold (Lycogala terrestre) growing out of a fallen birch log on Dundreggan.

Slime mold on moss-covered oak log

Slime mold (Trichia decipiens) on a moss-covered oak log on Dundreggan.