Ascocoryne sarcoides

This purple ascomycete can appear as a jelly fungus or as a cup, depending on which stage of its life cycle it is at.

The cup is its sexual (teleomorphic) stage where it produces asci and spores. Diam: 5–15 mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jelly-like stage in the second image is its asexual (anamorphic) stage where it produces conidia (asexual spores). It is found on rotting wood.

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