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Jelly Baby - Leotia lubrica These small mushrooms have a very gelatinous/rubbery texture. The semi-translucent yellow cap was smooth and convoluted. Stems were yellow. Usually they are slimy, but this one was pretty dry.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in moss beside a pond in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Jelly baby,Leotia lubrica,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Jelly Baby - Leotia lubrica

These small mushrooms have a very gelatinous/rubbery texture. The semi-translucent yellow cap was smooth and convoluted. Stems were yellow. Usually they are slimy, but this one was pretty dry.

Habitat: Growing in moss beside a pond in a deciduous forest

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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 Dec 18, 2019. Captured Aug 8, 2019 10:37 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm