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Fungi

Observed: 10th October 2011 By: Cat LCat L’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found growing on some concrete steps

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

Can you remember what colour

Can you remember what colour it was, the picture suggests purple/mauve rather than grey or black.

Cat L's picture

It's dead now but I remember

It's dead now but I remember it as being black.. do you have any idea what it was?

miked's picture

I am not at all sure, slight

I am not at all sure, slight chance it might be one of the helvellas such as H. lacunosa or ascocoryne(if it were a bit purple), or one of the cup fungi, there is also a small chance that it might not be a fungus at all but insead something like nostoc. so not very helpful at all, perhaps keep any eye out for it again, if it were nostoc then they often come out again during wet weather but they tend to be more greenish and not sure if conifer woodland is suitable.

Martincito's picture

It certainly looks purple in

It certainly looks purple in the photo - at least on my PC! I thought it was Ascocoryne sarcoides...

Cat L's picture

I just looked up Ascocoryne

I just looked up Ascocoryne sarcoides but those seem too purple, this seemed much closer to grey/black than purple if that makes sense..

M NORMAN's picture

yes

yes

miked's picture

I think everyone is rather

I think everyone is rather stuck on this one. Possibly its rather an atypical version of somethign. might be an idea to go back to the place again and see if there is anything similar around and get some more photos. i did this with something that noone could ID last year and it did come up again this year and it was still impossible to ID but at least it was clear that it was the same i.e. reproducable not just some trick of the light or other oddity.

Cat L's picture

I will look out for it next

I will look out for it next year as it was growing on the steps up to my flat for a good few weeks, but dies shortly after I took the picture.