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Pinkish-ochre, gelatinous fruitbodies initially shaped like spinning tops but eventually distorting as they push up against one another in groups, becoming more cup-like. This species is quite variable in size, the individual cups being typically 0.4 to 1.5 cm across and up to 8 mm tall. A brain-like form, Neobulgaria pura var. foliacea has a folded structure.
On fallen broad-leaved trees, particularly beech and oaks.
Several stages of beech jellydiscs, all grew on the same log. Spotted in National Park Veluwezoom, Holland. (sources:see reference)