Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 pm

Over 2ft high as a gnarly pillar
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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 am

It is growing amongst laurel with ivy at the base if that helps.
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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm

Hmmm! - looks like someone's had an accident with an expanding foam cartridge! :lol:

Have you touched it? - What is its consistency?

If this is genuinely growing there, it must be one of the slime moulds - (myxomycetes).
They aren't fungi, but they are studied by some mycologists.

Wouldn't like to hazard a guess as to what it might be at this stage.

I'd suggest keeping an eye on it and photographing (and posting here), the changes that will undoubtedly occur over the next few days when it morphs into its final "mature" stage.

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:23 pm

It looks exactly like expanding foam but it is not. I have just touched it and it has a hardish shell-like exterior. It is genuine and just appeared below my neighbour's from step and he has definitely not done any building work there. He just happened to cut back the growth there and uncovered the growth.

I will keep an eye on it and post more photos as and if it develops.

Thank you for the information

Geoff

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:16 pm

I have just found this pic online of Hazel Gloves which would seem to be the same as the one here. Thanks to Adam Pollard who also suggested it might be.

I think we will find a stick inside it when it is examined.

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by mollisia » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Hello,

no, definitely not the same!

I even doubt that your finding shows a fungus at all.
If it is really not building foam, then may be it is something like the slime flux on Clematis.

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:02 pm

How do I find out if it is a fungus. Shall I cut a lump off and photograph the inside. Any ideas welcome. I'm just interested in passing - no more.

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by Flaxton » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:27 pm

A photo of the inside would be a good start.

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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 pm

I'll also cut a bit off and check if it burns.
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Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Post by geoffbirtles » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:46 am

It burnt, just like foam. So, that solves that. I wasn't trying to fool anybody, I simply didn't know what it was. Thanks for your help.

Geoff

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