Identification: Fungus growing

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Kate Maidment, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Kate Maidment

    Kate Maidment New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what this is growing on my outside wall please?
    And how to treat it ?
    Thank you
    Kate
     

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    Sulev Active Member

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    Looks like a member of Pezizales order, probably of genus Peziza, maybe even specifically Peziza domiciliana.
    Maybe a proper roof or some kind of other barrier, that keeps the wall dry, would help to avoid this species to spread?
    Treatment with a gas flame would be more radical method. Of course, chemical treatment with fungicides would help too, if using a poison is an option for you.
     
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    Peziza cerea is also an option.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    If the brickwork mortar has enough organic matter to support fungal growth and fruiting, the bricks probably need to be repointed.
     
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