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Solved Strange fungus

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Leigh White, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Leigh White

    Leigh White Apprentice Gardener

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    upload_2019-9-10_9-1-14.jpeg Hi All,
    I have a strange white fungus (I think) growing out of the grass. I’ve dug it up one and it’s come back. I also have another instance of it around 2-3m away. Does anyone know what it is and can offer any other information?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Hi @Leigh White and welcome to GC.. :spinning:
    Yes the Fungi you have there is a harmless Lingzhi - ganoderma fungi. These fungi grow on dead organic matter. In lawns, it usually means there is a dead tree root below the surface. As digging up the old root wouldmake a mess in the lawn I would simply leave it alone and let it run its course.. You can knock them off when they appear. I would think may show up once in a while for a few years until the root decomposes.
     
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        When you really start looking a lot fall into the Ganoderma fungi @Silver surfer Ihave come across these before though

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          37954D42-7E59-4C16-A212-717384EFDA51.jpegFF45A4D4-3892-45E3-8006-F2BFAF5355FE.jpeg Hi,
          Thank you for your inputs.
          I don’t believe it’s the dog vomit/slime mould as the consistency is quite hard. I’m not 100% sure it’s Lingzhi as what comes up on google doesn’t seem to look the same as what I’ve got.
          I moved into a new build and it was just hardcore and then soil and turf then went down so perhaps the tree root was in the soil.
          I’ve included 2 more pictures for reference.
          Is there away I can remove it or will you believe it’ll disappear over time?
          Thanks for all the help and advice
           
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          Agree new pics don't look like dog vomit, slime mould.
          I have a friend who knows his fungus...but who is away.
          When he returns I will see if he can add anything to this discussion.

          You can remove it, but there may be spores/it may appear again next year.
          Don't worry.
          Fungus are not normally harmful or a problem.
          In fact they are essential to life on earth.
           
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