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Gelatinous fungi?

Observed: 2nd July 2012 By: amantell20amantell20’s reputation in Plantsamantell20’s reputation in Plants
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Any ideas as to what this is? My best guess would be a gelatinous fungi something like Auricularia auricula-judae...?

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GrizzledBadger's picture

I get something similar, but

I get something similar, but greener, appearing through a breedon gravel type surfacing material.

Brock

amantell20's picture

Thought I'd better move this

Thought I'd better move this to the plants section! This has really piqued my curiosity. I guess it is a result of the extraorinarily wet June we've just had, but does anyone know any more about it? I've seen blue-green algal growths on grassland after wet periods before but they are almost transparent and 'blobby' in appearance - nothing like this one...

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Nostoc

Thank you all for your help with this - having done a bit of research what a fascinating organism, or rather I should say organisms!