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Orange Coral Spot

Observed: 26th January 2012 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

A multitude of tiny (1-3mm) fruiting bodies, orange-coloured sporodochia, clustering on the end of a decomposing garden post.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Coral Spot

Coral spot tends to prefer twigs and thin branches. It is also smaller and always looks dry and powdery. Apart from when young where it can look red. Dacrymyces stillatus seems a lot better to me and its less common to boot! Nice spot.

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