Ascocoryne sarcoides
(Jacq) Groves & Wilson.
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Description:
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This cup fungus is a little odd in having two different forms. When sexual reproduction occurs, it forms a cup-like structure. When asexual reproduction occurs (which is effectively a clone of its self), then it creates a stalked structure. In both forms, it is still a deep purple colour.
Common name: Purple Jellydisc
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: On wood
Spore: ?
Height: 10 mm
Width: 15 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 5 mm.
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Scale= 5 mm.
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 2 mm.
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 2 mm.
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Asexual reproduction
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 2 mm.
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 2 mm.
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Ascocoryne sarcoides
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Scale= 2 mm.
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Forest Fungi