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flesh felt rubbery to finger tips but was brittle when bent. the first fruitbody was probably about 30cm across and there were quite a lot of them arranged in a semicircle around the base of the tree in the second photo. There was the remains of a (probably) rhododendron fire nearby. By the looks of nbngateways page Rhizina undulata is infrequent. it hasn't been recorded in this 10km square yet: http://www.searchnbn.net/interactive/map... according to wikipedia R. undulata is a disease of conifers and often occurs after there have been fires in the area since the spores have an optimum germination temperature of about 35-40 celcius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizina_und...
gm - i hhave a sample for now