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Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Xylariales: Xylariaceae: Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Ces. & De Not., 1863

Daldinia concentrica – King Alfred's cakes

Synonyms: Daldinia intermedia, Daldinia tuberosa, Daldinia vernicosa, Fungus fraxineus, Hemisphaeria concentrica, Hemisphaeria tuberosa, Hypoxylon concentricum, Hypoxylon tuberosum, Lycoperdon atrum, Lycoperdon fraxineum, Peripherostoma concentricum, Sphaeria concentrica, Sphaeria fraxinea, Sphaeria tuberosa, Sphaeria tunicata, Stromatosphaeria concentrica, Valsa tuberosa.

Common names: King Alfred's cakes, cramp balls.

Russian name: Daldiniya kontsetricheskaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: The inedible fungus Daldinia concentrica is known by several common names, including King Alfred's cake, cramp balls, and coal fungus. It can be found in North America, South America and Europe, where it lives on dead and decaying wood, especially on felled ash trees. It is a common, widespread saprotroph.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

King Alfred's cake fungus <B>Daldinia concentrica</B> near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-04-18.htm">April 18, 2017</A>
LinkKing Alfred's cake fungus Daldinia concentrica near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, April 18, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный


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