katestenton's picture

Could it be king alfreds cakes in a shrivelled form?

Observed: 13th October 2012 By: katestenton

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jhn7's picture

A real mixture!

Exidia produce a white spore print but I'm sure you have Black Bulgar and Daldinia.

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Bulgaria & King Alfreds Cakes but......

Daldinia concentrica, form brown/black, hard, smoothish hemispheres. When cut across they show concentric lines, looking like annual rings in wood. Reminiscent of charcoal. They are frequently found on dead & dying Ash (Fraxinus sp.) trunks and fallen branches. AKA Cramp-ball Fungus, in which breed the Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil.

Bulgaria is sometimes described as looking like lumps of Liquorish.