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YELLOW STAGSHORN (Fungus)

JELLY ANTLER

Clammy calocera

[Alocera viscosa]
Jelly Fungi Family [Dacrymycetaceae]  

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15th Aug 2008, Wildboarclough, lost in a forest. Photo: © RWD
Growing on a fallen pine tree.


15th Aug 2008, Wildboarclough. Photo: © RWD
Lost in a deep, very wet pine forest. Gelatinous, deep yellow to orange, flexible and forked only near the top.


15th Aug 2008, Wildboarclough, lost in a forest. Photo: © RWD
Reminiscent of antlers.


Distinguishing Feature : A short deep yellow branched fungus resembling stubby antlers growing on dead coniferous trees in damp woods.

Related to : Common Jellyspot Fungus but is taller.

A gelatinous branching fungus of the genus dacromycetes (Family Dacromycetaceae), which resembles stubby stags antlers.

It grows on damp decaying dead conifer trees. Other similar species in the family Clavariceae are more brittle and grow on other substrates. Grows all year round, but especially late autumn and early winter. It is poisonous.


  Clammy calocera  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Caloceraceae  

YELLOW STAGSHORN (Fungus)

JELLY ANTLER

Clammy calocera

[Alocera viscosa]
Jelly Fungi Family [Dacrymycetaceae]  

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