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Common Jellyspot

Dacrymyces stillatus

Description:

Dacrymyces stillatus Nees ex Fr. syn. Dacrymyces deliquescens (Mérat) Duby Gallerttropfen Common Jellyspot --Fruit body 1–5mm across, gelatinous, more or less cushion-shaped often merging into one another, orange-yellow becoming darker reddish and wrinkled with age. --Spores orange-yellow, sausage-shaped, 12–15×5–6µ, becoming three-septate. --Basidia resembling tuning-forks. --Habitat on damp, decaying wood. --Season all year. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe ( http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D... )

Habitat:

--location: North America, Europe --edibility: Inedible --fungus colour: Yellow, Orange --normal size: Less than 5cm --cap type: Other --stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent --flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass), Mushroom slimy or sticky --spore colour: White, cream or yellowish --habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Notes:

--Sporocarp: Fruit body 1-3.5 mm broad, sometimes appearing larger when fused with adjacent sporocarps; cushion shaped, slightly flattened, the surface knobby, but not truly lobed; context gelatinous; color variable: dull orange when fresh, in age somewhat translucent, pale dull-brown, grey-brown, olive-brown, retaining only a slight orange hue; fresh material drying rusty-brown, forming an inconspicuous crust on the substrate, capable of reviving with moisture; odor and taste mild. ---Spores: Basidia, tuning fork shaped. Basidiospores according to G. W. Martin, 14-16 x 4.5-6 µm, sausage shaped, 3-septate at maturity, orange in mass. Asexual spores (arthrospores) 11-16 x 3-3.5 microns, usually with a single cross wall, often in chains. ---Habitat: Gregarious or in large groups on conifer wood, fruiting whenever moisture is available. ---Edibility: Far too small to be of culinary value. ---Comments: This small orange jelly is abundant in the Bay Area, fruiting on the fallen branches and cones of Monterey pine (Pinus radiata). It can be distinguished from two other common jelly fungi, Dacrymyces palmatus and Tremella mesenterica by its smaller size and shape which is pulvinate (cushion-like), rather than convoluted and lobed. It is among the first fungi to appear after a rain, the dried, crust-like fruiting bodies quickly regaining their gelatinous texture. It sometimes can be found fruiting with Exidia glandulosa, Black Witches Butter. --( http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Dacry... )

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AlexKonig
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AlexKonig

Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, Netherlands

Lat: 51.44, Long: 6.06

Spotted on Dec 17, 2011
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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