Beech Jellydisc

Neobulgaria pura

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Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Beech Jellydisc Neobulgaria pura (Fr.) Petr. (illustrated (a) 75% life size) Fruit body 0.5–2cm across, gregarious, subglobose at first, margin inrolled, showing the smooth exterior, becoming flattened on top or concave; flesh-coloured, often with a violaceous tint; gelatinous. Spores 6–9Γ—3–4ΒΌ, elliptical, containing 2 small oil drops. Asci 70Γ—9ΒΌ. Habitat on logs and fallen branches, especially beech; early summer to early winter. Frequent. Not edible.

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