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Cramp balls

Daldinia concentrica


Fungi. Cap 1"-1.5" diameter. Dull pink/red colour with black stalk. Approximately 1.5" length


Growing in deep shade on the mountainside. This area had been recently strimmed. I would not have seen them otherwise.

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MichelBeeckman 7 years ago

You're welcome, Viv, and no worries! Try not to use wiki, since the information is not always correct or sufficient. Also, mind that it is not Daldinia concentrica, but a different species, hence my suggestion was Daldinia sp., where "sp" means "species". There are many other species in the genus Daldinia concentrica doesn't have this stalked appearence, so with this specimen you would be in the group containing D. vernicosa.

In an extensive study by Stadler et al. (2014) I have read they had samples of Daldinia species from all over the world, also Thailand. You can find the article on researchgate, via: Stadler et al. (2014). A polyphasic taxonomy of Daldinia (Xylariaceae). Studies in Mycology 77: 1-143.

VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thank you for the ident Michel. Apologies for the delay in replying. It does'nt actually mention Thailand on wiki .... " It can be found in North America, South America (Chile) and Europe" ?

MichelBeeckman 8 years ago

Daldinia spec. Commonly known as Cramp ball mushroom

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จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand

Spotted on Jan 5, 2015
Submitted on Jan 6, 2015

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