Witches’ Butter

Exidia glandulosa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Witches’ Butter Exidia glandulosa (Bull.) Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Fruit body 2–6cm across, pendulous, disc-shaped at first with tiny scattered warts, often becoming fused; blackish; gelatinous, upper surface felty. Spores 10–16×4–5¼, sausage-shaped; white. Basidia resembling hot cross buns from above. Habitat on dead wood of deciduous trees, sometimes on dead parts of living trees; all year. Common. Not edible.