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Lichen or fungus?

Observed: 5th August 2013 By: Steve_VSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

It's not often that I can't even get the id down to kingdom level, but is this a fungus or a lichen? Growing in my lawn (well it's more moss and bedstraw than grass), very sandy soil in partial shade. The patch in the first photo is maybe 30-40cms across. Any ideas?

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