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Lloyd's Coppice fungi

Observed: 21st November 2009 By: nch86nch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensnch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Baked bean fungus ?

Baked bean like fungus


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    Likely ID
    baked bean fungus
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


miked's picture

Probably useful to have a

Probably useful to have a scale on this as not really sure how big it is. There are one or two fungi that look a bit like this but perhaps more likely a slime mould but I have no idea which one.
Incidentally I have been fooled a few times by things looking like this near maize crops where the birds have carried off bits of the cob and left some of the bits of corn lying around in a woodland.

nch86's picture

Baked bean like fungus

Thanks for you comment.

The whole lot was less than 1cm - I should have said as the photo gives no idea of scale.

My fungus book has only a limited number of slime moulds so I think you may be right about it possibly being one.

cooperj's picture

a slime mould

probably too soon after its stopped walking around to decide what it would eventually look like - but certainly a member of the Trichiales.

Jerry C