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Uid fungus covered in slime mould

Observed: 16th November 2012 By: Pam Burrow
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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uid fungus - 'disappeared' notes

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.

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Sorry Pam but these are to

Sorry Pam but these are to decayed to identify IMO

All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

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That's fine - thanks for

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!
Thanks again.

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Doesn't look like slime mould (myxomycetes)growing on the fungi, just mould.

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Mmm. I originally identified

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.

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Not R. lycoperdon. Not sure exactly what mould it is but not slime mould.