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King Alfred's Cakes?

Observed: 29th November 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I'm pretty sure these hard ball like fungi are King Alfred's Cakes (aka Cramp Balls) but I would appreciate expert confirmation.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

GrizzledBadger's picture

Your ID is correct, typically

Your ID is correct, typically found on dead/dying Ash. They are a breeding site for the Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil.

Brock

ar8922's picture

Thanks Gareth

That's useful to know.