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Pyrenomycete Fungus

A pyrenomycete fungus, possibly Nemania serpens, growing on a fallen branch from an ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior).  This patch was about 10 x 7mm.

I used a razor blade to slice off the upper surface revealing the perithecia:

And this is a vertical section:

Specimens take in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-03-16.

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