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001 +002

Observed: 21st April 2013 By: cazbah
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Description:

This appeared to be growing from a birch tree, or, possibly being secreted by the tree. It was about 15 cms from top to bottom. When I touched it, the surface burst and it was full of creamy fluid but it held together. ( sorry but nearest thing I can describe it as being like is a bag of pus - apologies!)
As you can see on 002 there was another, smaller one further up the trunk.

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Comments

Bogey the Fungusman's picture

Reticularia lycoperdon

These appear to be common at present, there have been other sightings posted recently and I have found two examples in the last week, one on birch and one on oak.

Graham

Amadan's picture

Probably an idea -

to re-classify it as a fungus (not accurate, but those interested will be more likely to see it)