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Jelly Fungus

A black jelly fungus, probably either Exidia glandulosa or Exidia nigricans, on a twig from a broadleaf tree.

The spores are curved sausage shape (allantoid) and about 15 x 4um.  This is consistent with the 14–19 x 4.5–5.5um quoted for E. glandulosa and for E. nigricans (these two species are indistinguishable under the microscope).  The above image is x600 and is about 86um wide.

First photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-12-18.

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