Jelly Ear

Jelly Ear

Observation - Jelly Ear - UK and Ireland. Description: Group of firm but flexible buff-coloured jelly ears growing on a stump in a wooded part of the park, up to about 4 cm across, 1 mm thick, with a swarm of small button-like babies. Sausage-shaped, transparent, non-amyloid spores 16-21.5 x 6.5-8 microns. Th

Group of firm but flexible buff-coloured jelly ears growing on a stump in a wooded part of the park, up to about 4 cm across, 1 mm thick, with a swarm of small button-like babies. Sausage-shaped, transparent, non-amyloid spores 16-21.5 x 6.5-8 microns. The basidia peeping out from inner surface had to be squashed to see the way they are divided across into sections (transversely septate). I don't know what tree the stump used to be. It has previously hosted some Stump Puffballs.