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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. This one was SO SLIMY! I had trouble holding it to get a photo because it kept slipping out of my grip.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on the ground in a deciduous forest<br />
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Habitat: Growing on the ground in a deciduous forest<br />
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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. This one was SO SLIMY! I had trouble holding it to get a photo because it kept slipping out of my grip.

Habitat: Growing on the ground in a deciduous forest

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. This one was SO SLIMY! I had trouble holding it to get a photo because it kept slipping out of my grip.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on the ground in a deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83517/jelly_baby_-_leotia_lubrica.html Geotagged,Jelly baby,Leotia lubrica,Summer,United States

    comments (5)

  1. For some reason I always insert : "Jelly, Baby..." into the "Santa, Baby" song when I see these! XD Posted 6 months ago
    1. Ohhh, lol. Now that song will be stuck in my head today. I feel *slightly* tortured already. But, I guess it could be worse. You could have said it makes you think of "Baby Got Back"...."Jelly Baby Got Back". Posted 6 months ago
      1. XD Bahaha! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Can’t get enough of Jelly Babies Posted 6 months ago
    1. Agreed :) Posted 6 months 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. 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: Helotiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 24, 2019. Captured Aug 23, 2019 09:37 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm