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Chromocyphella muscicola (Fr.) Donk (a cyphellaceous fungus)

Date 28 October 2013
OS grid ref SU22
Lat/Lon 50° 60' N, 1° 40' W
Location Vice County: South Wilts, VC8, England
Voucher 28/10/2013[D]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary on mixed mosses and liverworts on Beech trunk
Identification Notes: Large circular white patches of dead moss and Metzgeria furcata, with basidiomes on central part.

Spores: brown, globose, slightly rough and scrophulous, 7-8µm diam.

The host bryophyte cover had largely recovered by March 2017, but the previous sheets of Metzgeria had been replaced by fine-leaved mosses.

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