Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales Family: Geoglossaceae
Species: Geoglossum atropurpureum (Batsch) Pers.
Synonyms: Clavaria atropurpurea
Corynetes atropurpureus
Corynetes robustus
Microglossum atropurpureum
Microglossum robustum
Thuemenidium atropurpureum
Thumenidium atropurpureum
Common Name: Dark-purple Earthtongue

UK Biodiversity Action Plan (2007): UK Priority Species
NI Biodiversity Action Plan: Northern Ireland Priority Species
Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Geoglossum atropurpureumPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
Photographer: Roy Anderson

Photographer:  Ray Woods Photographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Grassland: acidic, upland (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (12)
Soil Grassy (4)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
October (5)
November (18)