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Orange fungi on tree stump.

Observed: 13th August 2009 By: GilesGiles’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Orange fungi on tree stump
Description:

Upland wet heathland, Guisachan, near Cannich, Highlands Cut conifer tree stump with very gelatinous orange fungi on it.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

synan's picture

Tinned apricots?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

miked's picture

I suspect this might not be a

I suspect this might not be a fungus at all, it might be exudates from the tree itself which sometimes happens when a tree has been cut down.

leenestofvipers's picture

Hmm

I agree with Miked, not convinced that is fungal or a slime mould.

BDeed's picture

Orange gunk..

Try Yeast? http://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2010/04/30/tree-slime-stump-flux-and-mi...

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The stump looks like it was cut a while ago and is well dried off/dead.