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Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme)

Observed: 10th March 2013 By: Psmyth21Psmyth21’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
black lumpy fungus

Edit- Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme)
I've no real suggestion for this one other than immature king Alfreds cakes? Any help gratefully received!


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Thanks Chris, looks like its as you suggest the beech woodwart. It is on a beech branch, well spotted!

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I have to say its a great image with the fungus then beech leaves in the foreground and what appears to be a beech tree in the background. Subject and habitat all in one image, was it planned ?

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Hi Chris, I'd like to say it was planned but more beginners luck I think! I'd took the pic so that the sun was on the what I now know as beech woodwart and the rest just fell into place! thanks for your help with the ID.

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I second that, great shot.

I second that, great shot.

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