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Daldinia concentrica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Cramp Balls, King Alfred’s Cakes, Kohliger Kugelpilz, Sávos széngömbgomba, szenes gömbgomba
Daldinia concentrica Mushroom
Ref No: 7669
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Black or blackish
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Daldinia concentrica (Bolt. ex Fr.) Cesati & de Notaris. Cramp Ball or King Alfred’s Cakes, Kohliger Kugelpilz, szenes gömbgomba, Kogel-Houtskoolzwam. Fruit body 2–10cm across, hemispherical to subglobose, brown at first soon black and shiny. Flesh concentrically zoned silver-grey and blackish. Asci 200×12µ. Spores black elliptical to fusiform, 12–17×6–9µ. Habitat gregarious on dead wood, especially beech and ash. Season all year. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 29 June 2011

Cornwall Mar04
Daldinia concentrica
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 09 November 2010

Gdansk Bretowo.Poland
Daldinia concentrica
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