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Chicken Lips - Leotia viscosa The cap was olive-brown, convoluted, and very slimy. The stipe was yellow, gelatinous, and had little green dots near the apex.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on the ground under mostly conifers (pine, hemlock, and some oak) Geotagged,Leotia viscosa,Summer,United States,chicken lips,fungus,leotia,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Chicken Lips - Leotia viscosa

The cap was olive-brown, convoluted, and very slimy. The stipe was yellow, gelatinous, and had little green dots near the apex.

Habitat: Growing on the ground under mostly conifers (pine, hemlock, and some oak)

    comments (4)

  1. Not to dismiss this beautiful shot, but I looked up species info and came across this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leotia_viscosa#/media/File:Leotia_viscosa_20040822.jpg

    That's a crazy color combination!
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. They are so stunning when fresh! I would love to find some gorgeous ones like in that shot <3. The ones I found were rotting from too much rain, I think. The caps were so snarky green. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Both photos seem to be taken in August, so I guess you just have to get lucky :) Well you already did, because this is also really cool. Posted 2 years ago
        1. Thanks :) Posted 2 years ago

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''Leotia viscosa'' is a species of mushroom in the Leotiaceae family. Its stem color can be yellow, orange to white, and the cap is green. The cap comes in a variety of shapes. The edibility of this mushroom is unknown. It grows under conifer trees, or on dead logs.

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

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Uploaded Aug 16, 2018. Captured Aug 16, 2018 10:31 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm