Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides

    Description

    Cap size 5 to 15 cm. This fungus appears as a gelatinous mass of pinkish or purple-colored discs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On the bark of fallen deciduous trees. 

    When to see it

    Autumn

    Life History

    Grows on dead wood of deciduous trees.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map