Exidia glandulosa Witches Butter

Exidia glandulosa                                             Witches Butter

                              

Found on the fallen dead wood of broadleaved trees, mainly oak but also hazel & beech. Singly or in fussed groups of varying size. Initially an irregular shaped disc or cup up to 30mm across becoming progressively more distorted and wrinkled. Black, rubbery with a short flexible stalk, tough fleshed, gelatinous