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Ascocoryne cylichnium
large purple jellydisc

Habitat: woodlands

Substrate: rotten stumps, fallen logs, and branches

Spores: Late summer and fall

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: not edible


not edible

Identification Notes:

Spores are white (18-30 x 4-6 um), mltiseptate at maturity, smooth, biseriate, hyaline, and sometimes forming one to several tiny secondary spores. Asci are amyloid (205-220 x 10-12 um), paraphyses filiform, cylindrical, and unbranched. Fruitbody: Growth up to 1/8 inches. Cup diameter up to 1 inch. Ascocoryne sarcoides is generally smaller and less disc-shaped. Ascotrmella faginea is gelatinous and reddish purple, but forms fruitbodies that are brain-like, rather than disc-shaped.

Sources: Roberts, Peter and Evans, Shelley. The Book of Fungi. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Beug, Michael W., Alan E. Bessette, and Arleen R. Bessette. Ascomycete Fungi of North America. Austin, University of Texas Print, 2014.

Accepted Name:
Ascocoryne cylichnium (Tul.) Korf

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ascocoryne cylichnium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Ascocoryne cylichnium photos

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