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Green-headed Jelly Club fungus

Leotia viscosa

Description:

Two to two-and-a-half inches ( 4 - 5 cm) tall, growing in loose clusters. Stalk was 5-6 mm. in diameter. Some specimens had dark green caps, though many had not yet changed to this color. The images show the variety of coloration in this group.

Habitat:

Forest floor of wet, deciduous woods. Often found growing out of mosses or close to mosses.

Notes:

It is possible the the yellow-headed specimens in two of the photos are a separate species, Leotia lubrica, although the close proximity of these fungi here hints that they may be conspecific. (Note the green-headed specimens in the background of the second photo.) There is some question, and much analysis directed, as to what are the species boundaries for this genus of fungi.

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3 Comments

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Amazing looking fungus

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

What a lovely find- so lucky ! Thanks for sharing Doren. Great spotting & info.

Beautiful!! they look unreal.... : o

Doren B
Spotted by
Doren B

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 17, 2014

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