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Ascocoryne sarcoides.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Purple Jellydisc
Ascocoryne sarcoides 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7083
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Ascocoryne sarcoides Mushroom
Ref No: 7084
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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: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

sarcoides (Jacq. ex S. F. Gray) Groves & Wilson syn. Coryne sarcoides (Jacq. ex S. F. Gray) Tul. Purple Jellydisc Ascocoryne Fruit body 0.1–1.5cm across, reddish purple, sessile or on a short stalk, inverted cone-shaped with flattened disc or concave tending to cup-shaped, often irregularly lobed at the margin. Flesh gelatinous. Asci 160 x 10µ. Spores ellipsoid, containing two oil drops, 10–19 x 3–5µ. Habitat gregarious on dead wood, especially beech. Season late summer to early winter. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe and north America.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 26 July 2010

21.10.2009 Gdañsk Oliwa TPK.Poland
Ascocoryne sarcoides
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