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Witches' Butter or Black Bulgar?

Observed: 9th November 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Can anyone confirm that this is Exidia glandulosa, one of a few fungi that seem to be called Witches' Butter? Otherwise, can anyone provide an alternative id?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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ar8922's picture

Black Bulgar

Mark, many thanks for the new id and from further investigation, I suspect you're right.

D.M.H.'s picture

No problem, cheers.

No problem, cheers.

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Black Bulgar, looking like

Black Bulgar, looking like bits of liquorice.

Brock

ar8922's picture

Thanks Gareth

That's a pretty good description

D.M.H.'s picture

Its the lighter brown on all

Its the lighter brown on all but top face that confirmed it for me.

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ar8922's picture

Lighter brown

Thanks Mark, I'll try and remember that.

D.M.H.'s picture

Never found Black Bulger :*(

So I havent tried this myself but when rubbed with your finger it will leave a black mark on skin, Exidia does not.

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ar8922's picture

Thanks Mark

That's a useful tip and I'll try and remember it in case I come across any more.