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Thank you Alan,
could you explain 'lichenised' toadstool for me please,
Thanks for ID.
Officially this fungus is a lichen. It forms a relationship with, in this case, a green alga, and together they produce a granular green mat on the peat surface. When the lichen fruits, the fruitbody is a toadstool.
Nearly all lichens are lichenised cup fungi, or at least lichenised fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. This is one of the very few in which the fungus is a member of the Basidiomycota, the phylum that includes toadstools.
Thanks for the info Alan,
very close to where I took this photo, I also photgraphed what I have been told before is known as 'matchstick lichen'.
I might post an example, Ive been told about its symbiotic nature also, maybe you could help clarify its nature also?
Lat/Lng: 55.017, -6.023
OS grid ref: NW429765
Crevice in the peat, at the side of a small lake.