Calocera viscosa, a Jelly Fungus.
The bright colour drew my attention to this fungus. It and it’s friends were distributed in an area about a metre square. It was surprising to me to find it is a jelly rather than a coral fungus. For a size comparison that is a leaf from Acer macrophyllum, Big-leaf Maple.
''Calocera viscosa'', commonly known as the yellow stagshorn, is a jelly fungus, a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia.
It has bright orange, yellow or occasionally white branching basidiocarps, which are somewhat gelatinous in texture and slimy to the touch . It is relatively large for a jelly fungus, and can reach up to ten centimetres in height. It is widespread and common, and its bright colour makes it stand out in its.. more