Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Myxomycota   Family: Didymiaceae

Mucilago crustacea  P. Micheli ex F.H. Wigg.

A common slime mould which starts life as an amorphous creamy-white plasmodium, the surface crystalising with maturity. The internal yellowy structure darkens as the spores ripen to be dispersed by wind and rain. To be found spreading over low vegetation, including grasses