Identification: Mushrooms or lichens?

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  1. hudakore

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    Are these mushrooms or lichens and what is their name, please? They are growing in colonies or clusters all over an area under a linden tree.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Do the little cups have little "eggs" in them?
    They look like some kind of Birds Nest fungi (Cyathus, Nidula etc)
     
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    I'll take a closer look. I thought I saw something in side them. What a neat name.
     
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    I took a closer look today and there is nothing inside them. They are all over under a linden tree and growing on a substrate of old wood chips. They have toothed edges and are quite tough to tear open. They are dark brown/black with lighter edges around the rims. Any new guesses?
     
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    Sorry to be pesty...by any chance can you get more shots of these from different angles? Closer would be great too.
     
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    No problem at all. I will do a full photo panel for you and be back in a few.
     
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    Hopefully, this will be ofg more assistance. I've added captions to indicate the parts. These are only about 1cm tall but grow in huge clusters. I found them under a white pine tree.
     

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