Purple Jelly Drops Ascocoryne cylichnium (Tulasne) Korf    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Leotiomycetes   >   Order Helotiales   >   Family Helotiaceae   >   Genus Ascocoryne   

Status:

Found in clusters on decaying wood, especially beech.

Description:

Requires microscopic examination to determine species. Purple Jelly Drops records without microscopic verification should be placed at Ascocoryne cylichnium/sarcoides. Fruiting body: Pink to reddish-purple. Nearly round to irregular with wavy margin, cushion to saucer-shaped; flesh rubbery.

There are 41 records in the project database.

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Purple Jelly Drops (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/28/2014). Verified via spore print. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Purple Jelly Drops (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/28/2014). Verified via spore print. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purple Jelly Drops in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Purple Jelly Drops in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Purple Jelly Drops in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/25/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Purple Jelly Drops specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/28/2014). Elliptical with numerous oil droplets, smooth, hyaline; measured 20.5-21.3 X 5.1-5.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Purple Jelly Drops specimen in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photographed via oil immersion lens at 1000x. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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