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Wrinkled fingers

Observed: 7th October 2013 By: Paul RobertsPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Small grey-white fungal fingers growing on soil and leaf litter below old hornbeam coppices in a well trodden part of the wood.


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Not sure,

Not sure about this one, looks a little like Thelephora, saying this I cannot find the exact likeness in the books, so I might well be wrong. Great little find.

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Thanks, yes I'm far from sure

Thanks, yes I'm far from sure too. Caught my eye because it is one of the few things of any kind I've seen growing under hornbeam. Which makes Thelephora a good suggestion - looking just now T. terrestris might have a relationship with hornbeam, but can't find one that matches either. Ramaria might be a possible. Also grey colour might be due to infection by something called Helminthosphaeria clavariarum - but that's getting way beyond my current knowledge... not to mention pronunciation ability!