Fungus (Lycogala epidendrum)

Lycolgala epidendrum is a somwhat bizzare looking thing. It is described in my book as "a mass of naked protoplams, usually on dead wood, maturing to a light grey-brown, breaking open to expose minute dry fruit bodies enclosing powdery spores." I really don't think I can add anything more to that other than to say it looks quite painful!

Is it edible? Well, would you fancy it if it was?
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Find out more about Lycogala epidendrum in Dorset here: http://www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Fungus%20%5BL%20epidendrum%5D?vdt=species_master%7Cpage_1

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