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Jelly Baby - Leotia lubrica Often called &quot;jelly babies&quot;, these small mushrooms have a very gelatinous/rubbery texture. The semi-translucent yellow caps were smooth and convoluted. Stems were yellow.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in clusters on the ground in an old river bed in a mixed forest. Geotagged,Jelly baby,Leotia lubrica,Ochre Jelly Club Mushroom,Summer,United States,fungus,leotia,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Jelly Baby - Leotia lubrica

Often called "jelly babies", these small mushrooms have a very gelatinous/rubbery texture. The semi-translucent yellow caps were smooth and convoluted. Stems were yellow.

Habitat: Growing in clusters on the ground in an old river bed in a mixed forest.

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''Leotia lubrica'', commonly referred to as a jelly baby, is a species of fungus in the family Leotiaceae. The species produces small fruit bodies up to 6 centimetres in height, featuring a "head" and a stalk. Ochre tinted with olive-green in colour, the heads are irregularly shaped, while the stalk, of a similar colour, attaches them to the ground. The appearance can be somewhat variable and is similar to a number of other species, including ''Cudonia confusa'', ''C. circinans'', ''L. atrovirens''.. more

Similar species: Leotiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2018. Captured Aug 12, 2018 09:00 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm