~3cm diameter. Holy Jim Canyon, Orange County, CA. 1/21/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Cramp Balls

Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum

Family: Xylariaceae

A crust fungus common on dead Coast Live Oak. Identified by Joanne Schwartz

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~3cm diameter. Holy Jim Canyon, Orange County, CA. 1/21/11. © Peter J. Bryant

1-2mm diameter, on rock. Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/16/12. © Peter J. Bryant

Moss growing on old fruiting bodies. Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, Orange County, CA.. 12/28/2012. © Peter J. Bryant

Moss growing on old fruiting body. Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, Orange County, CA.. 12/28/2012. © Peter J. Bryant