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Fungus on limestone cliff

Observed: 20th November 2006 By: PatrickroperPatrickroper’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

This strange fungus was growing on an almost vertical cliff of shelly Purbeck limestone in a woodland gill near Burwash Weald in East Sussex. It seems to be growing on bare, damp rock.
No one so far has suggested an identity, but today I saw a picture of the velvet tooth, Hydnellum spongiosipes, and wondered if it might be an old, wet specimen of that.


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flaxton's picture

I do not know what this is

I do not know what this is but I know it is not a Hydnellum.

miked's picture

don't suppose you have a

don't suppose you have a photo showing underneath too? was it jelly like (soft when you prodded it) or hard?