I am not sure if this is a fungi or something else entirely. It is a group of orange gelantinous growths growing from an ivy stem.Inside is a white creamy substance.Each one was the size of a 50 pence.
No identification made yet.
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have you had any frosts,as it could be a frosted old Tremella mesenterica which when old look's orange or I could be completely wrong
Not particularly frosty. And the white insides are not like T. mesentrica.
No, sorry - no serious suggestions. It's baffling.
They do look a bit like chicken nuggets but they smell acrid. I am baffled too.I am wondering whether it is a plant reaction of some kind.
If they smell acrid, they probably are chicken nuggets:)
However, they could be one of the slime mould sp.
I have found more of these since and they appear to be coming from the plant, like a reaction.
They are definitely not slime mould as they don't spore and the consistency is wrong.
I have been watching them for over a week now.
Slime moulds may take some time to 'decide' to spore.
If this were yellow, then Fuligo septica might be a possibility. A google search for "orange gelantinous growths growing from an ivy stem" brought up some very similar pictures, but no definite ID.
Slime moulds do not have this structure. I have looked at it under a microscope and it possesses none of the characteristics of a slime mould. Also, it is too solid. Slime moulds are delicate.
They could be a type of gall, although a search hasn't turned anything
up yet. I'll pay more attention to the local Ivy whilst out and about this weekend.
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