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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map