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Apiosporina morbosablack knot of cheery
Description: fruitbody 3.5-14 cm long, 1-2.5 cm thick, fusiform to clavate or irregularly elongated; outer surface hard, initially olive-green soon becoming black, carbonaceous, finely roughened, typically furrowed and cracked, stalkless; flesh white when very young, soon black and brittle; perithecia embedded near the surface in a single layer
Substrate: Cherry branches
Daldinia grandiscarbon balls, King Alfred's cakes, cramp-balls
Rhytisma punctatumspeckled tarspot
Distribution: Broad North America, introduced to Europe
Substrate: Extremely common on maples in both forest and urban areas