Ascocoryne cylichnium

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Ascocoryne cylichnium

22 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Top or disk shaped, irregular, centrally attached to the substrate, dark purple, to about 20mm across

Flesh

Purple, gelatinous

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to early winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, septate, with 2 oil drops (20-24) x (5.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

Very similar to Ascocoryne sarcoides, which has smaller spores

Additional Photographs

Ascocoryne cylichnium

22 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ascocoryne cylichnium

25 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin