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Yellow stagshorn

Calocera viscosa

Description:

Bright orange or orange-yellow, up to 10 cm tall, greasy and viscid, with antler-like branches often forked near the tips, hence the common name Jelly antler fungus is sometimes given to this species. In dry weather, the colour can become orange-red.

Habitat:

This wood-rotting fungus is found in most parts of mainland Europe as well as in many other regions of the world including North America. Calocera viscosa grows on roots and stumps of conifers.

Notes:

Spotted in Speulderbos, Veluwe, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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5 Comments

Jae
Jae a year ago

Terima kasih, Deny.

Deny
Deny a year ago

Contrasly yellow spotting and beauty

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

We have something similar here, but I think they are all in the Xylaria family. This is a very nice series. Thanks for sharing Jae.

Jae
Jae a year ago

Thank you, Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wow, what beautiful specimens. Great spotting and photos, Jae.

Jae
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Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Jan 21, 2020

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