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Carbon Balls

Description:

Carbon balls or cramp balls, Daldinia concentrica, I think

Habitat:

dead logs all over the Ravine forest in Prospect Park

Notes:

Didn't get a chance to cut these open to look for concentric circles but they are very hard. Quite common on dead logs in the Propsect Park forest.


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1 Comment

garylincoff
garylincoff 7 years ago

take the time to cut one in half and photograph it - it's quite beautiful in cross-section......use a sharp knife.

New York City, New York

Lat: 40.66, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Apr 16, 2010
Submitted on Apr 16, 2010

Spotted for mission

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