Purplish, jelly-like disks or flat cups, each less than 1/2″ across, in crowded clusters, growing from crevices on fallen logs. The flesh is jellylike.
During September and October on fallen hardwood logs and stumps especially oak. They seem to be rare in Fontenelle Forest. This one was found on Missouri Trail in October.
It may resemble jelly fungi but the spores are produced within different types of structures. This fungus has been found to contain an antibiotic compound.
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