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Another orange fungus, this time probably Nectria peziza, growing on a rotting branch from a broad-leaf tree.

I took the following specimen:

This yielded the following spores (magnification x600, field width about 86um).

The spores are about 17 x 6um which is slightly longer than the 12-15 x 5-7um given for N. peziza spores at  Rogers Mushrooms.

I also found the following ascus (also x600 and field width 86um):

This is about 80 x 8um which agrees well with the 75-90 x 8-10um given for N. peziza asci at Rogers Mushrooms.

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

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