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Bright orange fungi

Observed: 18th May 2010 By: this is reginathis is regina’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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Can you give a bit more of a

Can you give a bit more of a clue, how big was it for example. I wonder if its actually a slime mould rather than fungus.

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I have attached a new photo with a mm ruler next to it, hope it helps identify it.

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I don't think its Hypoxylon

I don't think its Hypoxylon fragiforme as that looks somewhat different and is hard to the touch e.g.
I had assumed it was hard most of the time and did not start off with a soft stage like is shown in your observation.
My best guess is still a slime mould but I don't really know. If you can revisit the place again then it may be worth taking some more pictures over the weeks to see if it does develop into something more like the Hypoxylon or something different.