Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: Up to 0.4cm wide (per fruit body).  This densely clustered species is usually found in two stages with the Perfect (sexual stage) stage comprising of brownish-red oval structures with a nipple-like projection at the apex. The Conidial stage is more common and is made up of numerous coral pink cushion like structures (see above). GILLS/PORES: N/A. FLESH: Red and very hard and somewhat brittle. SPORES: Hyaline, smooth, ellipsoid. HABITAT: On twigs, branches and logs of various deciduous trees especially Beech. Very rarely on coniferous trees. SEASON: Very common.  Throughout the year. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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