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Observed: 3rd November 2012 By: Bogey the FungusmanBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Black jelly like blobs growing on a cut stacked log in managed woodland. I thought it was faecal matter at first and almost walked past it. No noticable smell, very slimy and soft to the touch, purplish interior. Size of a ten pence piece. Several blobs dotted over log. Not witches butter.

Identifications

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Comments

Pam Burrow's picture

Could it be Exidia plana?

Could it be Exidia plana? Brain-shaped, jelly-like, black / blackish-brown with shiny surface and with 'undulating folds or wrinkles', according to Sterry and Hughes.
Hope that sounds like it!
Pam

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Exidia plana

Thanks,I agree. The fact that my example was so small and any i've seen in pictures have all been much bigger was leading me astray.

Graham