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Cramp Balls or King Alfred's Cakes

Observed: 19th April 2011 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Fruiting bodies of Cramp Balls


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Yes. King Alfred's buns! I

Yes. King Alfred's buns! I saw them there last Friday. Did you notice the Veronica montana growing beside them amongst the moss?... and the Ranunculus auricomus nearby?

Geoff Toone

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Only just found your comment!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebodies Law dictates I will miss comments as I don't always check every obs. esp.after a few days.Hope I have not offended.Yes we did see R.auricomus & my photo was not goo ddue to my skills.How do you get round high light levels burning out light colours???My own shadow works sometimes.Enjoyed yesterdays Bioblitz .Took day's leave and met Bob the Birder on Ispot stand.Nice to meet him on the flesh.

Hazel Trevan