Common Jellyspot - Dacrymyces stillatus

    Alternative names

    Fruit body 1 to 5mm across, gelatinous, more or less cushion-shaped often merging into one another, orange-yellow becoming darker reddish and wrinkled with age. It has two forms; orange cushions mixed with dingy yellow growths, each producing a different type of spore.

    Identification difficulty

    In wooded areas, grows on damp decaying wood.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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