Daldinia childiae

Carbon Balls



Common Name: Carbon Balls

 Also known as: Daldinia concentrica Found on dead and decaying wood. This fungus has a hard ball shaped fruiting body from 1 to 4 centimeters in diameter. When cut in half you can see concentric layers which represent each season of reproduction. The color ranges from black, dark brown to purple tones. A lot more ball like and less lumpy when compared to Kretzschmaria deusta. Daldinia concentrica is maily found in Europe and this is the correct name for the US species. 



National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 668(374)

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