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Witches' Butter

Observed: 17th June 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Witches Butter

Black jelly-like fungus growing on dead wood in mature woodland.


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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had you considered

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?

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Thanks Mike and Alan for sharing your expertise. Kind regards


AlanS's picture

Just to confirm

It isn't either Neobulgaria or an Ascocoryne.