Fungi forum: Identifying help

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shlomo
Mar 20, 2017 11:37 AM CST
I tried to seed Lithops, but a strange "creature" grew instead.
Please refer to the attached picture. It has a perfect ball shape. The height is around 2 cm and the width is also around 2 cm.
What could that be?
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plantmanager
Mar 20, 2017 11:54 AM CST
I've never seen one like this, but my guess is it's a fungus of some type. If you don't get an answer here we can transfer this to the Fungus Forum.
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purpleinopp
Mar 22, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Those look like they could be Lithops seedlings to me, but I've only seen older plants in person:
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greene
Mar 22, 2017 4:43 PM CST
Can we shout out to someone from the Cactus and Tender Succulent Forum? Maybe someone over there will recognize it.
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2017 7:07 PM CST
I was wondering if its some kind of Bird's Nest Fungus. Its not a baby Lithop.
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shlomo
Mar 23, 2017 10:14 AM CST
Many thanks.
This "creature" grew up to its present size within few hours, and is still alife, though three weeks have passed since.
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