Ascocoryne sarcoides

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Ascocoryne sarcoides

13 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Initially club shaped, then top or disk shaped, irregular, centrally attached to the substrate, dark purple, to about 20 mm across

Flesh

Purple, gelatinous

Smell

None

Season

Late summer to early winter

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, septate, with 2 oil drops (12-16) x (4.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

Very similar to Ascocoryne cylichnium, which has larger spores