Monday, November 14, 2016

Black bulgar fungus, a licorice lookalike

I found these fine specimens of black bulgar fungus Bulgaria inquinans growing on a fallen branch of oak in Backstone bank wood near Wolsingham in Weardale.

It's a strange fungus, looking like flattened lumps of licorice, up to five centimetres in diameter, with a rubbery texture

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