Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: Up to 0.4cm wide (per fruit body).  Found in massed groups the individual fruitbody is black-brown, round to ellipsoid (sometimes other shapes when co-joined) and covered with small black dots (ostioles) through which the spores will escape. GILLS/PORES: N/A. FLESH: White and hard with no distinct taste or odour. SPORES: Hyaline to pale brown, smooth, allantoid. HABITAT: On twigs and branches of Beech trees. Very rarely on other deciduous trees. SEASON: Very common.  Throughout the year. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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