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Purple jellydisc

Ascocoryne sarcoides sl, incl. cylichnium

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

Jae
Jae 5 months ago

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

Brian38
Brian38 5 months ago

Wow! Great find! Love the color.

Jae
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Jae

Hoenderloo, Gelderland, Netherlands

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

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