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bigjeeping
09-07-2009, 12:14 PM
Or whatever it is... ?

Thanks amigos :usflag:



P.S. Sorry for the poor quality, guess my cam doesn't like close-ups!

RigglePLC
09-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Shotgun fungus? Bird's nest fungus?

http://aginfo.psu.edu/news/1997/7/fungus.html

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/may2006.html

bigjeeping
09-07-2009, 10:25 PM
I tried to find pictures of those 2 fungi you recommended and couldnt find any pics on the net that resemble mine.... please post links if you find any different!!


Any other opinions???

Kiril
09-07-2009, 11:03 PM
Geopyxis carbonaria (http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Geopyxis_carbonaria.html)

Modified link to a better source of information and photos.

Kiril
09-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Another possibility, related to the above is Geopyxis vulcanalis

Smallaxe
09-08-2009, 07:41 AM
From my experience it pops up one year then - nothing for years after. The mulch is in a particular state of decay that various fungi are most happy with. Can never see any harm done.