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Beech Barkspot Fungus

Fruiting bodies (ascocarps) of beech barkspot fungus, Diatrype disciformis.  These fruiting bodies were about 2 - 3mm across.

This is what they look like through the camera on my new stereo microscope (magnification about 8x):

I used a razor blade to slice the top of one to reveal the perithecia:

And this is a vertical cross-section:

First photo and specimen taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-03-16.

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