Purple Jellydisc

Scientific Name: 

Ascocoryne sarcoides

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A small, pinkish purple, saucer shaped gelatinous fungus on a short stem found growing in broadleaf woodland on dead wood, favouring Beech. 

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5-15mm

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Broadleaf woodland on dead wood branches or trunks, preferably Beech.

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The fruit body is pinkish purple, initially spherical, becoming top-shaped then flattened, finally shallowly cup-shaped with a wavy margin. The upper surface is smooth and the lower surface is finely granular, sessile or rudimentary stem.

Flesh: 

Gelatinous and pinkish-purple. No distinctive odour or taste.

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Rudimentary.

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Inedible.

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