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Yellow Stagshorn

Calocera viscosa

Description:

Fruiting bodies were up to 3cm tall max. Growing on wood in a felled coniferous area that also had occasional deciduous trees. It's easy to identify from similar species since it's the only one that grows on wood; always coniferous wood. Yellow Stagshorn is considered edible and can be used to add colour to salads although it's gelatinous texture isn't considered appealing on it's own! It is quite common and widespread here in the UK

Habitat:

Grows on dead coniferous wood and roots, often poking up from the ground and so the substrate isn't readily identifiable.

Notes:

September 2014 folder

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6 Comments

Lipase
Lipase 9 years ago

not yet but very tempted to, I'll update with a photo if I do!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Heh heh.. considered edible.. have you tried this one yet?

Lipase
Lipase 9 years ago

Wow, thanks! And thanks to whoever nominated it! I might have to update to include a more interesting description

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Lipase
Lipase 9 years ago

thanks Antonio!

Awesome find Lipase,congrats and thanks for sharing

Lipase
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Lipase

High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 29, 2014
Submitted on Sep 29, 2014

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