Hi folks, A friend (who works at Kew Gardens!) found these near where she lives and posted them on a natural history website, to which someone (a keen and good amateur fungi enthusiast) has had a shot at i.d.ing them. I'm dubious about his conclusion, tho' he's a lot more knowledgable than me and has valid reasons for his tentative i.d. Anyway, any ideas from you wonderful fungi enthusiasts out there? There is nothing remotely like them in our standard fungi books here in UK. Friend says : "I went and picked a bit of my mysterious fungi and it literally snapped off almost clean- no give what so ever, the cap is very hard... made a spore print and it is pale, pale cream ... the host is a flowering cherry planted on a tarmacked pavement, and well visited by dogs (unfortunately). The homeowner that looks out onto the tree told me that it comes up every year ... hmmm...."