Black jelly-like fungus growing on dead wood in mature woodland.
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had you considered Neobulgaria pura or ascocryne as both can look somewhat similar to this but do not have the glandular warts.
Did the specimen you were looking at have glandular warts?
Thanks Mike and Alan for sharing your expertise. Kind regards
It isn't either Neobulgaria or an Ascocoryne.
Lat/Lng: 53.404384, -2.877153
OS grid ref: SJ417900
Parkland location of Merseyside Biobank (LRC) and National Wildflower Centre.