Coral Spot

Nectria cinnabarina

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Coral Spot Nectria cinnabarina (Tode) Fr. (illustrated 95% life size) Fruit body colonial, of 2 types: perithecial fructification comprising crowded, cinnabar-red flasks on a cushion-shaped base; conidial state similar, but forming coral-pink pustules. Spores 12–25×4–9¼, cylindrical-ellipsoid with a single cross-wall. Asci 70×12¼. Habitat on dead wood; all year. Very common. Not edible.