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redman
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a small purple fungus for id

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Post by redman » November 29th, 2018, 8:28 pm

i found several of these bright purple fungus on stumps of birch (in an area where lots of smallish birch had been felled and left lying on the ground,
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Re: a small purple fungus for id

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Post by forager » November 30th, 2018, 9:48 am

its one of the Ascocoryne, either sarcoides or cylichnium,
its difficult to tell them apart with any certainty, as they can both look very much like the other one, unless inspected by microscopy etc, but i usually say it sarcoides if it looks like yours, or if its more cup shaped then cylichnium, but as others will say, its not a foolproof way of identifying them :roll:

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Re: a small purple fungus for id

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Post by Wood Wanderer » November 30th, 2018, 1:15 pm

I am with Forager on this one although it is apparently impossible to tell them apart I too always call the ones like yours sarcoides and the larger flat discs cylichnium, such as these ...
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Re: a small purple fungus for id

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Post by forager » November 30th, 2018, 7:23 pm

yes, thats what i think cylichnium looks like too, but without giving them the M treatment i shall never know for certain :)

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Post by ashgale » December 1st, 2018, 11:40 am

thats the way i tend to id them too, admittedly, its not a very scientific way to do it, but that seems to be the general way that most folks id them in the field i think :)

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Re: a small purple fungus for id

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Post by redman » December 9th, 2018, 11:26 am

thanks for the Help :) Ascocoryne sarcoides it is then :)

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