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Fungus on the gate post

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Fungus on the gate post

Post by YvonneB » 01 Apr 2012, 16:38

This odd-looking fungus appeared on the gate post virtually overnight. It measures approximately 5cm in diameter and is approx. 2.5 cm height. Does anyone know what it could be please?

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Re: Fungus on the gate post

Post by YvonneB » 01 Apr 2012, 22:13

After doing a bit more research i think it may be Reticularia lycoperdon

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Re: Fungus on the gate post

Post by chrisjohnson » 02 Apr 2012, 09:38

Hi Yvonne, it is almost certainly this species. It was also recorded a couple of days ago in Bill's garden. It will age quite rapidly and as it matures it will become dry and turn brown, at this stage it will contain the spores - these look like a fine dry powder.

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