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– large purple jellydisc
Description: Produces fruitbodies in dense clusters or troops. Individual fruitbodies start as pale reddish purple to lilac-purple, firmly gelatinous blobs, which gradually become button-like with age. When mature, they are generally this and disc-shaped, often rather pleated and wavy, and attached to wood at the base or by an abbreviated stem.
Substrate: rotten stumps, fallen logs, and branches
Spores: Late summer and fall
Description: Ascocoryne sarcoides produces small spherical to cup- or disc-shaped gelatinous fruitbodies on stumps, logs, and branches of conifers and hardwoods. Generally it appears in fall and continues to grow late into the season. It forms pink to violet-pink fruitbodies, often clustered together, and eventually the cup surface becomes irregular with a distinct dark edge. When A. sarcoides reproduces sexually, eight colorless, two-celled spores are formed in each ascus. However, when young, it may produce only asexual spores.
Habitat: stumps, logs, and branches of conifers and hardwoods
– jelly ear, brown ear fungus, tree-ear, wood-ear
– black jelly drops, poor man's licorice
Substrate: dead hardwood logs, or branches, especially of oak.
– yellow stagshorn
Description: Claocera viscosa produces rubbery-gelatinous, coralloid fruitbodies branching repeatedly from a short, central stem. The tips of the branches are normally pointed and often shortly forked. Fresh specimens are a bright egg-yolk yellow, drying a deep orange. The whole fruitbody becomes hard and tough when dry.
Substrate: stumps, fallen branches and logs.
– common jelly-spot
Habitat: It often occurs on cedar-board fences becoming apparent every time it rains.
Substrate: conifer wood, occasionally hardwood substrates
– black witch's butter, warty jelly fungus, black jelly roll
– apricot jelly, apricot jelly mushroom, candied red jelly mushroom, salmon salad
– toothed jelly fungus, toothed jelly, white jelly mushroom, jelly false tooth, jelly tooth, toothjelly
– yellow brain, witch's butter, yellow brain fungus