Orange Jelly Fungus

Whether you see this as gorgeous or disgusting, it certainly makes you take notice. This is an orange jelly fungus, most likely, Dacrymyces palmatus. The pictured specimen was photographed 11-1-11 and was about eight inches across.

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6 Responses to Orange Jelly Fungus

  1. montucky says:

    I’ve seen this (or something very much like it) many times around here, usually in an area that has been involved with fire.

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  2. Shonnie says:

    Never seen this … is this a local fungi? Very cool.

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  4. Joe says:

    I am in Portland, OR and have three 25′ incense cedar trees that are covered with it right now in globs about the size of a nickel to a quarter.

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