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Crust Fungus

Spots of Chondrostereum purpureum growing on a birch log (Betula sp).

I took the following specimen home with me:

And this yielded these spores (magnification x600, field width 86um):

These are about 6.5 x 2.5um which agrees with the 5-8 x 2.5-3um given for Chondrostereum purpureum at Roger's Mushrooms.

First photo and specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-14.

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