The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Ascocoryne

Family: Helotiaceae

Ascocoryne sp

Ascocoryne sp

Ascocoryne sp

Known Species in the County

Approximately 1 species in Santa Cruz County.

Ascocoryne Records from Santa Cruz County:

Gelatinous, disc-shaped or complex, amorphous ruffled fruitbodies; colored pinkish, purplish or dull magenta. Saprophytic, but evidence suggests that members of this genus infect living hosts and remain latent until the tree dies.

Genus is unmistakeable, identification of species presumably straightforward but research in our area is lacking.