At first I thought his was jelly ear (similar texture) in a weird form, but it is too different.
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I found this the other day but mine was not as dark,was it on conifer stumps
I was going to ask if it was growing on wood and then saw your note. I have seen paler examples of what I am sure is the same thing.
Lat/Lng: 57.423, -4.2044
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