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13 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Initially club shaped, then top or disk shaped, irregular, centrally attached to the substrate, dark purple, to about 20 mm across
Late summer to early winter
On dead deciduous wood
Spores ellipsoidal, septate, with 2 oil drops (12-16) x (4.5-5) µm2
Very similar to Ascocoryne cylichnium, which has larger spores