Roseodiscus formosus (NL: Roze grondschijfje - no other names availale yet) is a species of sac fungus descibed in 2011. From February and once the snow is gone, this little pink ground disc can be found.
The species is known for a long time in the Netherlands but only recently it was discovered that it has been named with a wrong name for all these years and it even appeared the species had never been described. So Wieschollek, Helleman, Baral &. Richter provided the species with an entirely new scientific name...
I do thank H. De Meulder for the microscopic determination of the species.
Individual discs are about 1mm diameter...
I found the species growing on decaying Marchantia polymorpha
Image: Wijnegem (BE) 18/03/2013
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