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Witches' Butter - Exidia nigricans Black, gelatinous fruiting bodies that were button-shaped and 1-2 cm across. The fruiting bodies grew in clusters some had coalesced to form irregular masses that resembled blobs of jelly.<br />
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Habitat: Hardwood  Exidia nigricans,Geotagged,United States,Winter,exidia Click/tap to enlarge

Witches' Butter - Exidia nigricans

Black, gelatinous fruiting bodies that were button-shaped and 1-2 cm across. The fruiting bodies grew in clusters some had coalesced to form irregular masses that resembled blobs of jelly.

Habitat: Hardwood

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''Exidia nigricans'' is a jelly fungus in the family Auriculariaceae. It is a common, wood-rotting species throughout the northern hemisphere, typically growing on dead attached branches of broadleaf trees. It has been much confused with ''Exidia glandulosa''.

Similar species: Auriculariales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 13, 2020. Captured Jan 12, 2020 14:13 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm