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Exidia pithya.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Tar Spot Fungus
    Exidia pithya 1 Mushroom
    Ref No: 21753
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    Exidia pithya 2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 21754
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    location: Europe
    edibility: Inedible
    fungus colour: Black or blackish
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    cap type: Other
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
    habitat: Grows on wood

    Exidia pithya Tar Spot Fungus A. &S.;:Fr. Fungus a moist gelatinous knob-like extrusion, when old it forms a dark blackish- grey tar-like crust. Spores cylindrical 12-15x4.5-5.5 . Found on spruce twigs and branches lying on the ground throughout the year. Found in Europe not recorded from America. Not edible. Photographs sent to me from Poland by Miroslaw Wantoch-Rekowski, many thanks.

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