Large round fungus

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Chrissie Nichols
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Large round fungus

Post by Chrissie Nichols » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm


Is anyone able to identify this. Found in woods doing a track clearance.

Many thanks


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Lancashire Lad
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Re: Large round fungus

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:41 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I'm not suggesting that you are trying a hoax here, but there's something quite odd looking about that!

Firstly, it looks just too perfectly circular in its shape.
Secondly, where the "cap" seems to be broken (at about 11 o'clock and 5 o'clock), the inside looks to be of a clear/greyish jelly-like consistency - not the type of fungal "flesh" you would expect to see in a fruitbody of that sort of size.
Thirdly, If that's a full size glove sitting next to it, then the only mushroom I'm aware of that might have a stem of that sort of thickness would be a Cep - but that's unlike any Cep I've ever seen!
Fourthly, it looks like it's sitting on the leaf litter, rather than growing from the ground.

If it definitely is fungal, then at very least, a photo of the stem and undersides of the cap would be needed, and to give more of a chance of ID, a cross-section through the entire fruitbody as well.
See: - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

Common sense is not so common.

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