Ascocorine meat

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Ascocoryne sarcoides

Systematics:

  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Leotiomycetes (Leocyomycetes)
  • Subclass: Leotiomycetidae (Leocyomycetes)
  • Order: Helotiales
  • Family: Helotiaceae (Helocyae)
  • Genus: Ascocoryne (Ascocoryne)
  • Species: Ascocoryne sarcoides (Ascocoryne meat)

Ascocorine meat

Ascocoryne meat (lat.Ascocoryne sarcoides) is a type of mushroom, a type species of the genus Ascocoryne of the Helotiaceae family. Anamorph – Coryne dubia.

Fruit body: It goes through two stages of development, imperfect (asexual) and perfect. At the first stage, multiple 'conidia' are formed of a medullary, lobe-shaped or ligulate shape, no more than 1 cm in height; then they turn into saucer-shaped 'apothecia' up to 3 cm in diameter, usually fused with each other, crawling over each other. Color – from meat-red to lilac-violet, rich, bright. The surface is smooth. The pulp is dense jelly-like.

Spore powder: White.

Distribution: Ascocorine meat grows in large groups from mid-August to mid-November on thoroughly rotted remains of deciduous trees, preferring birch; occurs often.

Similar species: Meat sources indicate Ascocoryne cyclichnium, a fungus similar to but not forming an asexual conidial form, as a 'twin' of the ascocorine meat. So in the presence of specimens at different stages of development, these worthy corins can be distinguished without any difficulty.

Edible: Unknown; anyway, the mushroom is too small for culinary interests.

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Photo of the Ascocorine meat mushroom from the questions in recognition:

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