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Black Fungus

A black fungus, probably Exidia glandulosa, on a twig of a fallen oak tree.  Exidia nigricans (= Exidia plana) is similar but, according to Wikipedia, tends to be more coalesced into a single amorphous mass.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-01-05.

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