Name: Ascocoryne sarcoides
Author: (Jacq.) J.W. Groves & D.E. Wilson
Citation: Taxon 16(1):40 (1967) / Groves, J.W.; Wilson, D.E. 1967. The nomenclatural status of Coryne. Taxon. 16:35-41
Deprecated Synonyms: Bulgaria sarcoides (Jacq.) Dicks., Bulgaria sarcoides (Jacq.) Dicks. f. sarcoides, Coryne sarcoides (Jacq.) Tul. & C. Tul., Helvella sarcoides (J.G. Kühn) G. Winter, Lichen sarcoides Jacq., Octospora sarcoides (Pers.) Gray, Ombrophila sarcoides (Jacq.) W. Phillips, Peziza sarcoides Pers., Peziza sarcoides Pers. var. sarcoides, Pirobasidium sarcoides (Jacq.) Höhn., Scleroderris majuscula Cooke & Massee, Tremella sarcoides (Jacq.) Fr.
Fruiting Body: Anamorphic stage initially lumpy and irregular, becoming more or less club-shaped, gelatinous, lavender to purple or wine red, forming brain-like masses that can stretch up to 20 cm across; teleomorphic stage cup-like to disc-like, gelatinous, purple and more or less bald on the upper surface, paler and bald or finely fuzzy on the undersurface, with or without a poorly defined stem-like structure; odorless.
Microscopic Features: Spores 13-21 × 3.5-5 µ; smooth; fusiform; biguttulate at first, developing more guttules and, eventually, a septum (rarely more than one septum); rarely with lemon-shaped conidia developing from the spore (and, when conidia develop, coalescing in chains). Asci eight-spored, with spores usually packed in four rows of two; up to 130 × 10 µ; extreme apices blue in Melzer’s reagent. Paraphyses filiform, with subclavate or merely rounded apices 1-2 µ wide.
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