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Beech jellydisc

Neobulgaria pura


Pinkish-ochre, gelatinous fruitbodies initially shaped like spinning tops but eventually distorting as they push up against one another in groups, becoming more cup-like. This species is quite variable in size, the individual cups being typically 0.4 to 1.5 cm across and up to 8 mm tall. A brain-like form, Neobulgaria pura var. foliacea has a folded structure.


On fallen broad-leaved trees, particularly beech and oaks.


First four photos are of a young specimens, the last two are of an older specimens. Spotted in Paleispark 't Loo in rural area of Apeldoorn, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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30 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Six, very beautiful photos....

Jae 7 years ago

Thank you, Ashley and PN for this great honor. @ Thank you too sunnyjosef, Martha, Antonio and venusflytrap for the kind comments :)

CalebSteindel 7 years ago


Congrats again Jae :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Congratulations, Jae!

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Congrats again!!

AshleyT 7 years ago

Congrats again Jae, your unique Beech Jellydisc placed 3rd in the fungi category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!


Jae 7 years ago

Thank you, Ashley and PN for this great honor.

AshleyT 7 years ago

Congrats Jae, your awesome Beech Jellydisc has made the top 10 fungi spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 fungi spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 4th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Wow,amazing find Jae,gorgeous little thing,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Congratulations Jae! What tiny treasures, great spotting.

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 8 years ago

Beautiful...Congrats Jae !!!!

CalebSteindel 8 years ago

Great series and congrats on the SOTD!

Jae 8 years ago

Wow thank you for the kind words and likes everybody. All credits ofcourse goes to Mother Nature :)

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Wonderful SOTD!

Mauron 8 years ago

Congratulations on well deserved SOTD.

arlanda 8 years ago

Very nice spotting, congratulations!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congrats Jae! And thanks for all your amazing fungus contributions!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Ah yes. Congratulations. Well deserved.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Very pretty! :-)

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Congratulations Jae!!!

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats Jae, great SOTD!

PucaK 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! Wonderful find!

Paolo de Guzman
Paolo de Guzman 8 years ago

Hey they have a similar common name with American Beech

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Jae, this neat fungus has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!



Spotted by

Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 20, 2015
Submitted on Oct 20, 2015

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