Black fungus on a dead branch

Black fungus on a dead branch

Observation - Black fungus on a dead branch. Description: This fungus was 'black', soft to the touch and flexible, in a larger and a small form shown here. It was on the upper part of a dead branch (ash?) lying along the ground.

This fungus was 'black', soft to the touch and flexible, in a larger and a small form shown here. It was on the upper part of a dead branch (ash?) lying along the ground.