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Slime invation

Observed: 21st November 2011 By: RefugeeRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Slime invation
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Description:

These specimens of Mucilago crustacea were all within 200 yards of each other on a restored coal slag heap that is being planted with Birch, Ash and oak. The whole area looked like something white had been shredded from a distance. It is even girdling Birch trees in two places.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

Amazing!

Amazing!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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It is a big patch

There were huge 25cm Fly Agaric in birch scrum close by too.

Refugee