Ascocoryne sarcoides

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coffeeman
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Ascocoryne sarcoides

Post by coffeeman » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:30 pm

I found a fallen birch(?) twig, 12mm diameter with a lot of what looked like dried fungal fruit bodies sticking up - photo 1. There were also some sparse patches of a jelly fungus which I took to be Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides). Along the twig, the succession seemed to be that the jelly 'bags' dry into these sticking-up remains. One was young enough to do a squash and I found the spores to be way too small for Purple Jellydisc.

But (an hour of Googling later) I wonder whether I found the the conidial stage rather than the 'normal' stage?

Happy to be on completely the wrong track!
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Alan

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Re: Ascocoryne sarcoides

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi Alan
check out Zotto Baral's fantastic web resource - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... 0N1aGY5YTg

specifically, in this case, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... E9FWHpFR2c - move 4 images to the right, then six down and you shall find your answer me old mocha! :lol: ;)

Chris
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Re: Ascocoryne sarcoides

Post by Chris Yeates » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 am

Given we are in Covid times, the answer might be understandable . . .
. . . otherwise why ask if you're not going to notice / acknowledge responses? ::sigh::
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

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