Monday, February 18, 2013

Exidia recisa (Amber Jelly Roll, Brown Witch's Butter)

February 14th, 2013. As we drove out of the Broad River Wildlife Management Area spotting trilliums after our find near the river, we spotted a large cluster of jelly fungus on a fallen branch that had hung up on a nearby tree trunk.

The main cluster on the horizontal section of the branch.

A slightly closer view of the cluster. The fungi at the far right are beginning to dry up and shrivel.

A close-up view of a section of the main cluster.

There were small clusters of the fungus on the vertical section of the branch.

A close-up view of one of the smaller clusters. They are starting to dry out.

They are translucent.

These were a nice find. Had they been dried up we might not have noticed them.

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Identification resources: 

- Rogers Mushrooms: Exidia recisa
- Indiana Mushrooms: Exidia recisa 
- Messiah College: Exidia recisa 

- Mushroom Hunter: Exidia recisa

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