Moss devouring fungus

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Moss devouring fungus

Post by corzon » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:30 pm

Dear forum,

I photographed this moss massacre at an Elm trunk in the Netherlands; the moss is (I think) Orthotrichum. Fungal ID would be great, but I've also some questions about the structures. What are the white 'cussions', are the yellowish balls just old white cussions? And do the red specks have anythign to do with the fungus or not?

Thanks in advance!

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