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Fungi or Lichen?

Observed: 27th August 2013 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Growing on the side of a path in a pine wood. Whorls of chocolate brown lobes with cream 'frilly' edges. The underside is a light brown. Seen first on a relatively dry day, but today after a very wet night they are not so nearly so noticeable and are much darker in colour.
At first I thought they might be lichen and perhaps a Peltigera, but on closer inspection I'm not so sure, as they don't appear to quite match any desctiption, so perhaps are more likely to be fungi. Attractive any way.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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The nearest I can come to

The nearest I can come to this is Podoscypha and possibly P. multizonata, but am not at all sure as it doesn't look exactly like any of the other observations I've found.