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

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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.

Harold
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.

Harold
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