Weird, Bizarre Fungi in Nature

Challenge #48 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's your chance to show us the really weird and wonderful fungi which grow, often sight-unseen. The fungi can be mushrooms, toadstools or other strange growths which defy categorisation. Macro and close-up shots welcome. You may not know what the fungus is, and other entrants or viewers might help identify them. Photos taken outside in the real world are preferred, but for this challenge, you may have had a reason for shooting indoors. Small insects or spiders may be present, but should not dominate the picture. Please NO red-capped amanati muscari, or other commonly photographed mushrooms etc. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Red Starfish Fungus
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Submitted: Saturday, 25th May, 2013 03:56 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 20th April, 2011
Focal length: 8.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F3.6
ISO: 100
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