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Neobulgaria pura.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Beech Jellydisc
Neobulgaria pura Mushroom
Ref No: 9316
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Neobulgaria pura2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9317
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Violet or purple, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Neobulgaria pura (Fr.) Petrak Beech Jellydisc. Fruit body 0.52cm across, gregarious, subglobose at first with the margin inrolled showing the smooth exterior, becoming flattened on top or concave, flesh-coloured often with a violaceous tint, gelatinous. Asci 70 x 9. Spores elliptical, containing two small oil drops, 69 x 34. Habitat on logs and fallen branches especially beech. Season early summer to early winter. Occasional. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2010

Photographed in Piper's Hill Wood, Worcestershire.
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