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Purple jellydisc

Ascocoryne sarcoides sl, incl. cylichnium


The fruitbody of Ascocoryne sarcoides sl, incl. cylichnium is gelatinous with various shades of pinkish purple. It is spherical at first, either sessile or with a very short stem, later becoming centrally depressed and then irregularly cushion shaped, forming brain-like compound groups. Individual fruitbodies can grow 0.5 to 1.5 cm across, while clusters often get 5 to 10 cm across. This jelly-like fungus goes through both asexual and sexual spore-producing stages.


Ascocoryne sarcoides sl, incl. cylichnium is saprobic on rotting trunks and stumps of broadleaf trees, particularly beech.


Spotted near Hoenderloo, Veluwe, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Jae 5 months ago

Thank you, Brian! It's definitely a showstopper :)

Brian38 5 months ago

Wow! Great find! Love the color.

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Hoenderloo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 1, 2020
Submitted on Nov 5, 2020

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