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Orange Crust Fungus

An orange crust fungus, probably Peniophora incarnata, growing on a branch cut from a laurel bush (Prunus laurocerasus).

This specimen yielded the following spores (magnification x600, field width 86um):

These spores are about 7.5 x 3.6um.  This is at the lower end of the range of (7-)8-12 x (3-)3.5-5 µm given for Peniophora incarnata on this page at Mycobank.

First photo and specimen taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-30.

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