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Wrote all this, but it doesn't appear - if anyone looks at the observation, I can add this info-
Clumping fungus, found under beech tree in hedgerow, the whole clump covered in a kind of slime mould, white and foamy (like frog spit, tho' obviously not!)
Fungus stipe about 7cm, fibrillose. Cap c.5cm, brown, scaly, flattened with inrolled margin. Evidence of a ring. Gills decurrent, distant. Slight ammonia smell - could be the mould, of course.
Sorry Pam but these are to decayed to identify IMO
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That's fine - thanks for looking. I realised that they had suffered, which is why I tried to get as much info as I could from the ones I managed to salvage and bring home, hence why I was cross that my notes hadn't appeared with the observation! But I've never seen anything like this before, so it was interesting!
Doesn't look like slime mould (myxomycetes)growing on the fungi, just mould.
Mmm. I originally identified this tenuously as reticularia lycoperdon, but the images I've seen of that subsequently look like a more uniform, 'contained' mass. The mould was very like foam, damp and slimy - a bit like frog spit - and dried to a shiny 'web' on the fungi I brought home. Still not exactly certain what it is / was.
Not R. lycoperdon. Not sure exactly what mould it is but not slime mould.
Lat/Lng: 53.6335, -2.3419
OS grid ref: SD774152