Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides


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

    Identification difficulty

    On the bark of fallen deciduous trees. 

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    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