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Old 20th August 2017
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post

The shiny black spheres are slime mould spore capsules. What bothers me is that they are black and shiny when still small. A likely species is Badhamia microspora.

Were they on dead stems of nettles in late winter or early spring?

I now beleive that they are an Ascomycete fungus, Leptosphaeria acuta.

It is said that it is always present in a colony of nettles.

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