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DSC_0067 White fungus sporulating

Observed: 10th May 2013 By: Ron AllenRon Allen’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
DSC_0005 White fungi
DSC_0067 White fungus sporulating
Description:

Starting out as a small white dome on hazel, growing and developing fine yellow markings on the white skin, then hardening and starting to peel to reveal a mass of dark brown sporulating material and finall decaying and falling away.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Reticularia lycoperdon interacts

Comments

Ron Allen's picture

White fungus

First seen as white dome on 2 May 2013 and had decayed to a sporulating mass by 19 May 2013. Younger specimens seen in Shutt's Copse, East Meon, Hampshire on hazels stems on 7 May 2013.

Any ID welcome - not found in any of my field guides.

ben rigsby's picture

pretty sure its a slime mould

pretty sure its a slime mould Ron. no idea which though, sorry

marksteer's picture

Probably Reticularia

Probably Reticularia lycoperdon False Puffball - a slime mould. Fascinating creatures!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Amadan's picture

I'd say

Reticularia lycoperdon, too.

Ron Allen's picture

False puffball

Thank you all for the ID. New species for the garden.