Observation 26707: Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin

When: 2009-10-10

Collection location: Southwest Barry Co., Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Reck (Jon Reck)

No specimen available

On rotting log. I want to call them Microglossum rufum but the head seems more spade-like and less spoon-like than it should. Also the stalk is less fuzzy than I see in other photos. Perhaps they are immature M. rufum. They stand approx. 1/4" – 3/8" high.

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A jelly fungi!
By: Jon Reck (Jon Reck)
2009-10-26 14:22:47 PDT (-0700)

Dacryopinax spathularia fits a whole lot better than Microglossum rufum- I didn’t even consider that it might be a jelly fungi as it isn’t so much like… jelly. But now I read that jelly fungi species can range from “firm and rubbery-gelatinous to soft-gelatinous texture” (Mushrooms of NE NA page 427 and page 431)

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