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Fuligo septica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Phylum: Mycetozoa
Class: Myxomycetes
Order: Physarales
Family: Physaraceae
Genus: Fuligo
Haller (1768)

Fuligo is a widespread genus of plasmodial slime mold.

In Finland, one unusually prominent species with a bright yellow plasmodium, Fuligo septica, was believed to be used by witches to spoil their neighbors' milk. This gives it the name paranvoi, meaning "butter of the familiar spirit".[1][2]

This species also produces the largest aethalium, the spore-producing structure, of any slime mold.[1]


The following species are accepted by Species Fungorum:[3]


  1. ^ a b the BayScience Foundation, Inc (2012). "Fuligo (Genus)". zipcodezoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  2. ^ Discover Life (2012). "Fuligo". discoverlife.org. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Fuligo". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved May 13, 2012.