Purple jelly fungus on a dead Beech.
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The four along in example pic's is A.sarcoides
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Interesting! This genus and species are not in the Sterry & Hughes' Collins Guide, nor Roger Phillips' Mushrooms, but it is in Michael Jordan's book with an illustration that looks nothing like the fungus as seen (and noted as being rare); but the description sounds OK.
MJ's book shows a dried out version ;-)
This is the asexual stage of Ascocoryne sarcoides, as originally named. It is irregularly lobed and some of the lobes can be seen to be new and small.
Ascotremella faginea (well illustrated in Fungi of Switzerland vol. 1) produces what are actually apothecia, which are convoluted but not so subdivided as shown here. It is less intensely coloured.
Lat/Lng: 51.36955, 0.00551
OS grid ref: TQ396652