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Tarspot Fungus

A tarspot fungus on an oak twig: probably Diatrypella quercina.

I initially though this was probably the tarspot fungus Diatrypella quercina but in the comments Ingo Wagner pointed out that it is actually Peniophora quercina.

The spores (x600) are about 9 x 3um:

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-12-07.

Reader Comments (2)


This fungi isĀ“nt Diatrypella. The name is Peniophora quercina.

Best wishes I. Wagner
April 1 | Unregistered CommenterI. Wagner
Ah, of course! The spores look much more like P. quercina. Thank you.

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