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Ascocoryne sarcoides
purple jelly-drops

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Small spherical to cup- or disc-shaped gelatinous fruitbodies on stumps, logs, and branches of conifers and hardwoods. Generally it appears in fall and continues to grow late into the season. It forms pink to violet-pink fruitbodies, often clustered together, and eventually the cup surface becomes irregular with a distinct dark edge. When A. sarcoides reproduces sexually, eight colorless, two-celled spores are formed in each ascus. However, when young, it may produce only asexual spores.

Accepted Name:
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Jacq.) J.W. Groves & D.E. Wilson

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Ascocoryne sarcoides photos

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