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Fungi How Alfred's Cakes Got Their Latin Name

Alfred's Cake Cut in Half - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

The Latin name for King Alfred's cakes is Daldinia concentrica. If you cut one of these fungi in half (see photo on the right) you'll understand where this name comes from. It's made up of dozens of concentric rings.

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