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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

14 July, 2012

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