Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales Family: Incertae sedis
Species: Ascocoryne sarcoides (Jacq.) J.W. Groves & D.E. Wilson
Synonyms: Acrospermum dubium
Bulgaria sarcoides
Coryne dubia
Coryne sarcoides
Helvella sarcoides
Lichen sarcoides
Ombrophila sarcoides
Pirobasidium sarcoides
Scleroderris majuscula
Tremella dubia
Tremella sarcoides
Common Name: Purple Jellydisc


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Ascocoryne sarcoidesPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (18)
Fraxinus excelsior (7)
Quercus (5)
Beech (3)
Betula (3)
Betula pubescens (3)
Acer pseudoplatanus (3)
Alnus glutinosa (2)
Aesculus hippocastanum (2)
Crataegus monogyna (2)
Betula pendula (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Populus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Ulex europaeus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (13)
Woodland: mixed (8)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (7)
Woodland (6)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Scrub (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge, species-poor (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, acidic (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Castanea sativa (10)
Fallen Tree (9)
Dead Wood (7)
Quercus rubra (6)
Acer pseudoplatanus (3)
Cut Trunk (3)
Stump (3)
wood (3)
logs, cut (2)
Rotting Wood (2)
Decorticated Wood (1)
Fallen log (1)
Log (1)
Sawn Wood (1)
Tree (1)
trunk, rotten (1)
Wood Cut End (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (5)
August (2)
September (20)
October (43)
November (16)
December (7)