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

Jelly Babies - Leotia lubrica

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

Habitat: Growing in moss in an old river bed in a mixed forest.

    comments (4)

  1. Your mushroom photographs make them look so edible ♥ Posted one year ago
    1. Haha, thanks Greg! Especially this one:
      Peanut Butter Cup Fungi - Galiella rufa Cup fungus that resembles a peanut butter cup! The cup is closed at first, but then opens to form a shallow cup. The outer surface is blackish brown while the inner surface is tannish brown. <br />
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Growing in clusters on a rotting log in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63249/peanut_butter_cup_fungi_-_galiella_rufa.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63248/peanut_butter_cup_fungi_-_galiella_rufa.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63247/peanut_butter_cup_fungi_-_galiella_rufa.html Galiella rufa,Geotagged,Rufous rubber cup,Summer,United States,cup fungus,fungus,hairy rubebr cup,mushrooms
      Posted one year ago
      1. nomnoommm Posted one year ago
        1. I practically drool every time I find these ;P Posted one year ago

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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.

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

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Uploaded Nov 26, 2018. Captured Aug 19, 2018 09:46 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm