Inedible mushrooms ascocoryne sarcoides – The form of mushrooms, the type species of the genus Askokorine (Ascocoryne) family helotiales (Helotiaceae). Askokorine attributed to the number of non-edible mushrooms due to its relatively small size, which does not cause any interest in cooking. During its growth, ascocoryne sarcoides overcomes two stages: a perfect and sexless (imperfect). During the asexual stage of development ascocoryne sarcoides forms a large number of “conidia”, which at first glance resemble medullary form a height of about 1.5 cm. During advanced stage of development of these “conidia” are beginning to coalesce with each other, turning into a large nest with mushrooms – “apothecia.” Color fungus ascocoryne sarcoides light purple. At the touch of mushroom surface is quite smooth.
The time in which you can easily meet ascocoryne sarcoides mushroom at the forest – early August – end of November. The best place that is ideal for the development of this fungus is considered a fallen tree or a stump – namely birch.