Beech Jellydisc

Neobulgaria pura

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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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 6–9×3–4¼, elliptical, containing 2 small oil drops. Asci 70×9¼. Habitat on logs and fallen branches, especially beech; early summer to early winter. Frequent. Not edible.