Observation 9757: Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin
When: 2008-08-17
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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Recognized by sight: Also called the orange jelly, or witch’s butter
Used references: Roger Phillips’ Mushrooms of North America
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Too dry and solitary for Dacrymyces palmatus
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-22 10:49:00 CDT (-0400)

These are firmer and drier and more rubbery than Dacrymyces palmatus which was growing nearby and is documented here:


This jelly, also documented in Zaleski national forest:


sometimes appears as amorphous blobs, but frequently it takes on the appearance of a cap and stem mushroom. Another distinguishing feature is its tendency to form solitary or gregarious fruit-bodies, but it never bunches up into a Witch’s Butter type mass. I don’t know what it is, but I’m fairly certain it is not Dacrymyces palmatus.

Created: 2008-08-21 13:36:15 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2008-09-22 01:21:54 CDT (-0400)
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