Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae
Species: Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Ces. & De Not.
Synonyms: Hypoxylon concentricum
Sphaeria concentrica
Sphaeria fraxinea
Stromatosphaeria concentrica
Common Name: Cramp Balls


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Daldinia concentricaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula pubescens (4)
Fagus sylvatica (4)
Fraxinus excelsior (2)
Sorbus aucuparia (1)
Betula (1)
Daldinia concentrica (1)
Ulex europaeus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Mire: lowland raised bog, bare peat (1)
Mire: lowland raised bog, bog vegetation with Sphagnum (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Strandline vegetation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (3)
Tree (3)
Dead Wood (2)
Fallen Tree (2)
Fruitbody (1)
Log (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (3)
March (2)
April (1)
May (2)
July (3)
September (2)
October (3)
November (3)
December (2)