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Jelly Babies

Leotia lubrica


I noticed this tiny cluster while taking a closer look at another pic I took. What are these miniscule semi-translucent things? Almost two years later, I ran across what it must be while using an identification key for another unknown (to me) fungus I have found. Thanks to MushroomExpert.Com's key: "Fruit body a small stalked club with convoluted head. Head 1-4cm across, convex and rather convoluted, margin inrolled; ochre, cinnamon to pale buff, often with olive tint; smooth, gelatinous. Stem 20-50 x 5-l0mm; pale ochre-yellow; minutely scaly-squamulose. "


Habitat often gregarious on soil in mixed woods. Common. Found in Europe and throughout North America. Season July-October.


Amidst moss and a tree's roots growing on a creek bank in rhododendron/hemlock forest in southern Appalachian/Blue Ridge mountains. Bear Creek Trail Ellijay GA

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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