Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Ascocoryne sarcoides

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 17 Sep 2019


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Ascocoryne sarcoides - Mushroom takes various forms and shapes. From cup-like, shell-like to conical and capillary. Young sporocarps (conidial stage) are club-shaped or conical. In a mass of gallerette consistency. Purplish red, violet red to violet burgundy. Diameter from 5 to 15 mm. It can be on a short handle or sitting. Sporocarps reverse conical or cup-shaped, growing on each other and fused. Surface smooth or slightly wrinkled, shiny. Wavy edges.

The stem may or may not exist.

Gelatinous, gelatinous watery flesh. No specific taste or smell.

Occurrence: Common fungus on deciduous trees. Especially on beech and oak. Met in places where the trunk is cut. Occurs in large groups in the summer-autumn period.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

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