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Red-cushion Hypoxylon

Hypoxylon fragiforme


These are saprophytic fungi growing on dead beech branches, collected on forest floor. The fruitbodies are small and round, not exceeding 5mm in diameter (for size, see pic N°6). When found, most of them were brick red or rusty-brown, turning blackish later on. All of them had some bumps or "pimples" on surface, which appear to be the perithecia openings. Perithecia are localised just under the surface (pic N° 4 and 5), while the interior flesh is hard and black - pics N° 4 and 5 present a freshly made cut.


Found on dead braches laying on forest floor, lowland mainly oak (and some beech) forest; Geneva lake valley.

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Divonne-les-Bains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Feb 21, 2021
Submitted on Feb 21, 2021

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