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Yellow stagshorn

Calocera viscosa


Bright orange or orange-yellow, up to 10 cm tall, greasy and viscid, with antler-like branches often forked near the tips, hence the common name Jelly antler fungus is sometimes given to this species. In dry weather, the colour can become orange-red.


This wood-rotting fungus is found in most parts of mainland Europe as well as in many other regions of the world including North America. Calocera viscosa grows on roots and stumps of conifers.


Spotted in a mixed forest in Frieswijk, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Jae a day ago

Thank you for the kind comnent, Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a day ago

Cool spotting, Jae. That's a nice specimen. Congrats on your SOTW.

Jae 2 days ago

Thank you, Felix!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 days ago

Nice one! Congrats.

Jae 2 days ago

Thank you, Mel11!

Mel11 3 days ago

Great spotting, so unusual.

Jae 3 days ago

Thank you, Sukanya!

SukanyaDatta 3 days ago

Belatedly, CONGRATULATIONS, Jae. Great shot. Never seen a fungus this yellow.

Jae 5 days ago

Thank you too for the friendly words, António and armadeus.4 :)

armadeus.4 5 days ago

Congratulations on your fantastic SOTW Jae! Thank you for sharing :)

Congrats Jae on the very well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing your findings with us.

Jae 5 days ago

Wow how delightful thank you, MichaelS and PN Rangers! I'm honoured.
@Brian38 and Ornithoptera80 thank you for the kind comments.

Ornithoptera80 6 days ago


Brian38 6 days ago

Congratulations, Jae! A well deserved S.O.T.W.

MichaelS 6 days ago

Hi Jae,

Congratulations! Your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Rangers! Your terrific field notes educate our community on this unusual and brightly-colored fungus. Thank you for sharing with the Project Noah community. We look forward to seeing your next nature discovery!

Jae 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the nomination, António and PN!

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!

Deny 3 months ago

Lovely yellow

Spotted by

Diepenveen, Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 16, 2020
Submitted on Oct 2, 2020

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