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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Auriculariales: Auriculariaceae: Exidia nigricans (With.) P. Roberts, 2009

Exidia nigricans – Jelly fungus

Synonyms: Exidia glandulosa, Exidia plana, Tremella nigricans, Tremella plana.

Common names: jelly fungus, warlock's butter.

Russian name: Eksidiya cherneiushchaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Exidia nigricans (common name Witches' butter) is a jelly fungus in the family Auriculariaceae. It is a common, wood-rotting species throughout the northern hemisphere, typically growing on dead attached branches of broadleaf trees. It has been much confused with Exidia glandulosa.

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

Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-22.htm">August 22, 2016</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 22, 2016
Location on mapsParkovaya ul., 5, Tyarlevo, g. Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196625
Witches butter jelly fungus <B>Exidia nigricans</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-15.htm">March 15, 2017</A>
LinkWitches butter jelly fungus Exidia nigricans in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 15, 2017
Location on mapsSvetlanovskiy pr., 55, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194064
Witches butter jelly fungus <B>Exidia nigricans</B> on a stump in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-17.htm">March 17, 2017</A>
LinkWitches butter jelly fungus Exidia nigricans on a stump in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 17, 2017
Location on mapsAptekarskaya nab., 6, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197022
Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-04-04.htm">April 4, 2017</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 4, 2017
Location on mapsSvetlanovskiy pr., 51, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194064
Witches butter (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B> or may be E. brunneola) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-04-22.htm">April 22, 2017</A>
LinkWitches butter (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans or may be E. brunneola) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 22, 2017
Location on mapsSvetlanovskiy pr., 61к1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194064
Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) on a fallen tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) on a fallen tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) with Panellus ringens(?) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) with Panellus ringens(?) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Pattern of witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkPattern of witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Texture of witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkTexture of witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) on a fallen birch near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Witches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, <B>Exidia nigricans</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-06.htm">May 6, 2019</A>
LinkWitches butter mushroom (jelly fungus, Exidia nigricans) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 6, 2019
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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