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Fungi  Black Witch's Butter

Witch's Butter - Photo İ Copyright 2004 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A neat way to identify fungi is with the ID chart in the Nature Shop called "Fungi Name Trail" - click here

Latin name: Exidia glandulosa

Size: Approximately 4 to 8cm across.

Not common, but can appear in many parts of the UK.

Months seen: All year round.

Habitat: Usually found on old lime trees and oaks.

Special features: A poisonous jelly fungus. Starts off as a conical shaped fungus but gradually flattens with age. Completely black and covered with small pimples.

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