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Ascotremella faginea Mushroom
Ref No: 21835
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Ascotremella faginea 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 21836
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Violet or purple
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
habitat: Grows on wood

Ascotremella faginea (Peck) Seaver A jelly like asco, fruit body crowded together with a very short stem, pink to violet, shiny when wet. Asci 8 spored, ascospores 7-9x4-4.5, with two drops and 3 or 4 strations (very difficult to see). Found on dead twigs of Alder and Beech. Europe and America. Not edible. Many thanks to Miroslaw Wantoch-Rekowski for the photographs.

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