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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:

No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Thanks Machi for the ID help!

Machi
Machi a week ago

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

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

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

Hema
Hema a week ago

Federal Way, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.31, Long: -122.30

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

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