Observation 18777: Exidia Fr.

When: 2009-01-04

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found on rotting branch, under mostly D. fir, other stuff around, not sure what species of tree is the branch. Just some brownish jelly fungus to me…

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
5% (2)
Recognized by sight: Translucent amber color with a bumpy surface.
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: it neither can be E.glandulosa nor E.recisa because of the yellow color – maybe it is just a Dacrymyces.

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-02-25 22:47:35 CET (+0100)

Exidia glandulosa, or at least what I have been calling that in Ohio, starts off translucent brown and then turns black. It is never black in the early stages of development.

In this photo you can see the brownish hew in some of the blobs while others look black.

Douglas’ jelly looks like the very early stages of E. glandulosa. It might be something else, but the color does not rule out E. glandulosa.