Sarcosoma globosum is a fungus that produces large, cup-shaped fruiting bodies. These barrels are dark brown to black in colour (2); the stipe (or stem) is wrinkled, whilst the inside of the cup has a jelly-like texture (3).
WARNING: many species of fungus are poisonous or contain chemicals that can cause sickness. Never pick and eat any species of fungus that you cannot positively recognise or are unsure about. Some species are deadly poisonous and can cause death within a few hours if swallowed.
- Fruiting body diameter: 3 – 6 cm (2)
- Fruiting body height: up to 10 cm (2)