Growing on an American chestnut in Jefferson National Forest
fungi that has taken over a sidymella
on dying tree
Nectria coccinea var. faginata or similar fungi. Beech Bark Disease.
Found on a fallen coast live oak branch. The orange bodies erupt beneath the surface of the bark. When wet, they exude masses of yellow ooze. The yellow stuff is not spores. Under 600X they move relative to each other, but are extremely small.