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Unknown fungus

Observed: 15th July 2013 By: ajamesfarrellajamesfarrell’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Unkonwn fungus

Fungus fruiting on underside of compostable plant pot (Chili pepper plant growing inside).


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


Amadan's picture

The habitat is a bit unusual -

Hence my lack of confidence in the identification. It is usually found on wood, I think.

flaxton's picture

What was the texture? If it

What was the texture? If it would squash easily and release a coloured "paste" then it is a slime mould. If it doesn't squash it is likely to be a Ascomycete. I think the latter is more likely.

leenestofvipers's picture


The shape is also wrong for Lycogala. You can see many of them are disc shaped. Not a slime mouldm as Flaxton says, more likely to be an Ascomycete.