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Unknown fungus.

Observed: 23rd April 2012 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in Fungi and LichensJoe30’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found on a fallen branch, each 'ball' was about 15mm in diameter. When pressed, sticky orange substance came out.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

synan's picture

Lycogala

Why Lycogala epidendrum Colin?

I went for L. terrestre based on Bruce Ing's "Plasmodium orange, peach, pink or vermillion, rarely cream, without red tints", whereas L. epidendrum has "Plasmodium pure red or carmine, without orange tints".

I agree that microscopy is needed for certainty, but the colour seems right and Lycogala terrestre is the more common species (contrary to the impression given by the NBN maps).

Nigel