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Jelly fungus

Observed: 20th December 2011 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Jelly fungus
Description:

The focus is on the jelly fungus, not the lichen.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

Aren't these a bit small for

Aren't these a bit small for Tremella? I thought they might be Dacrymyces... and would welcome a discussion :-)

synan's picture

Yes

Thanks for the suggestion. They certainly don't look like other observations of T. mesenterica, but I don't like posting without some sort of ID to kick things off (although I have, just recently).

I don't know much about these gelatinous wonders, but they provoke my curiosity when I'm out lichen hunting. I'm not familiar with Dacrymyces; my hopelessly outdated book only has D. stillatus, and it doesn't look like that.

If correctly identified, some web images for D. chrysospermus look a far better match, but I have seen some suggestion on here that it's "very rare".

I have agreed with your ID to void mine.

Nigel

Martincito's picture

... on the other hand, they

... on the other hand, they could be baby Tremellas :-)

synan's picture

Maybe

I'm at a loss. I guess this is a microscope job unless anyone else has an idea.