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19 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Small irregular blobs, whitish, then pale yellow, with dark spots which become green with age, to about 3 mm across
Hard when immature, becoming gelatinous
Spring to autumn
In dense clusters on rotten wood
Sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, warty (5-7) x (4-4.5) µm2. Asci 16 spored.
Unknown, but too small to be worthwhile
I am grateful to Dr. Brian Spooner, of Kew, for identifying the specimens in the first photo
21 October 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
An ascus and spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective. 25 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin