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Purple Jellydisc?

Observed: 9th November 2012 By: stevenelawsonstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found on rotting trunk of birch tree in mixed woodland. Gelatinous texture, colour in picture is accurate - quite a bright reddish/purple.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

Would you say this is the

Would you say this is the same?
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/241742
Thanks.

D.M.H.'s picture

Yes I would Martin but there

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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D.M.H.'s picture

http://marksteinmetz.photoshe

http://marksteinmetz.photoshelter.com/gallery/Fungi/G0000nPUhYxmzLPE/3/1

Has Ascocryne species and Ascotremella.

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