Lycogala epidendrum?

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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AndyGadget
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Lycogala epidendrum?

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Found this beauty today in Oxenber Woods, North Yorkshire on a rotting hawthorn trunk. Soft to the touch and feels like viscous fluid filled with largest globe around 8mm diameter.

I'm calling it Lycogala epidendrum - wolf's milk slime mould, unless someone corrects me.
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Re: Lycogala epidendrum?

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Hi,

Lycogala epidendrum would be the most likely suspect, based upon overall record numbers within the UK.
That one seems to be the most common Lycogala species found. - (Or certainly the most common one named on records!).

But there are a couple of other species of Lycogala that look pretty much identical at this stage.
It wouldn't be possible to entirely rule them out until such time as the examples fully matured and were looked at under the microscope.

Regards,
Mike.
Common sense is not so common.
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