Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Incertae Sedis

Ascocoryne cylichnium  (Tul.) Korf

Common on rotting wood of deciduous trees, especially Beech Fagus sylvaticus. Often on wood in almost submerged, mossy conditions where it has a paler apothecium. The virtually sessile fruitbody merges into the decaying wood. Closely related to Purple Jellydisc Ascocoryne sarcoides