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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 one year 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 one year ago
      1. XD Bahaha! Posted one year ago
  2. Can’t get enough of Jelly Babies Posted one year ago
    1. Agreed :) 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 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