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Coal fungus

Daldinia concentrica

Description:

A shiny black ball shaped fungus that resembles coal. Aka King Alfred's cake, develops on dead and decaying wood.

Habitat:

Spotted on a rotting log in a wetland.

Notes:

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4 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Thanks Machi for the ID help!

Machi
Machi 7 months ago

This looks more like something in Xylariaceae to me. Daldinia is one option to look into

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

No. I believe you are correct Hema. I should change mine.

Hema
Hema 7 months ago
Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Federal Way, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.31, Long: -122.30

Spotted on Apr 24, 2017
Submitted on Jan 6, 2019

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