Black Witches’ Butter.

Sunrise 08:18 am      Sunset: 04:12 pm

Exidia glandulosa is often referred to as Black Witches’ Butter, perhaps because of its butter-like consistency when wet and its sombre colour; it appears throughout the year on dead hardwood. An alternative theory for the origin of its common name is that it was thought to have the power to counteract witchcraft if the fungi were thrown on to a blazing fire.

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4 Comments on “Black Witches’ Butter.

  1. I think I’ll give this stuff a miss – it looks like a hideous black frog’s skin I photographed a few month’s ago.

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