Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Friday, 7 November 2014

Purple Jellydisc

No, not a child's dessert from the 1970s, but a fungus whose scientific name is Ascocoryne sarcoides.

I came across this specimen on a fallen lime tree while looking for bryophytes in Pontcanna, Cardiff. Apparently it is quite common, though I don't recall having seen it before.


1 comment:

  1. A handsome beast, isn't it? I have come across it in Cwm Taf Fechan and a few other places and I may have sent records for it to Mervyn Howells..