Found on rotting trunk of birch tree in mixed woodland. Gelatinous texture, colour in picture is accurate - quite a bright reddish/purple.
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No interactions present.
Would you say this is the same?
Yes I would Martin but there is great confusion and diffuculty on seperating at Genus level between Ascotremella(fagina), Ascocoryne(sarcoides and cylichnium) and Neobulgaria(pura var. folicia).
I dont think Ascotremella is as rare as has been suggested. A.sarcoides has a mat shine to surface when young and if growing singularly will form a disk. Even when squashed togeather the edges should not be bulbous like seen here.
I have posted at least three pictures of quite different but similar looking examples of purple jelly and am not confident on any.
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Has Ascocryne species and Ascotremella.
Lat/Lng: 55.794, -4.3292
OS grid ref: NS540580