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Difficult to identify but possibly Boletus.
I've come across similar white mould on Boletus badius and it is possibly Hypomyces chrysosperms
The more I know the more I realise I don't know
Definitely a Bolete.
I doubt that the bolete is identifiable, but I agree the parasitic mould is Hypomyces chrysospermus. It occurs on many boletes, including Paxillus and Scleroderma (earthballs), which are now confirmed by their DNA as boletes.
thanks for help with i.d always appreciated.
thanks for comments.out of interest i looked at the patch of fungus today and the mould had destroyed most of it. there was one bit left that had a slightly more bulbous yellow stem and the top was a reddish brown.
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