NS4079 : A fungus - Nectria peziza

near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A fungus - Nectria peziza
A fungus - Nectria peziza
From a distance, this looks like an orange patch on wood, but a closer look reveals that it is a scattering of tiny orange globes that are no more than half a millimetre across, but still clearly visible to the naked eye. Each globe has a tiny dark dot at the top, where it has an opening. These fruiting bodies are globular, but can collapse into a cup shape when dry.

Compare another common Nectria species: NS3878 : Coral Spot Fungus (Nectria cinnabarina).

The example shown in this photograph was growing on the trunk of a tree that stands beside a footpath.
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Thursday, 16 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 17 October, 2008
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Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4021 7965 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.9885N 4:33.7659W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4021 7965
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