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Jellybaby

Fungi: Ascomycota: Leotiomycetes: Helotiales: Leotiaceae: Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers.

Leotia lubrica – jellybaby

Synonyms: Elvela lubrica, Elvella lubrica, Fungus gelatinus, Helvella gelatinosa, Helvella lubrica, Leotia aurantipes, Leotia gelatinosa, Leotia portentosa, Leotia viscosa, Merulius tortilis.

Common names: jellybaby, Ochre Jelly Club.

Extract from Wikipedia article: 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 (2.4 in) in height, featuring a "head" and a stalk. Ochre with tints of olive-green, the heads are irregularly shaped, while the stalk, of a similar colour, attaches them to the ground. The appearance can be somewhat variable and is similar to a number of other species, including Cudonia confusa, C. circinans, L. atrovirens and L. viscosa. L. lubrica was first validly described by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, but it was later transferred to Leotia by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. Its relationship with other members of the genus, of which it is the type species, is complicated.

Arabic: ملاس غروي, Czech: Patyčka rosolovitá, Estonian: Kollane hüüvik, Finnish: Rustonupikka, German: Grüngelbes Gallertkäppchen, Polish: Patyczka lepka, Russian: Леоция скользкая, Serbian: Хладетинка обична, Swedish: Slemmurkling.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Jellybaby mushrooms (<B>Leotia lubrica</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkJellybaby mushrooms (Leotia lubrica) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Jellybaby mushrooms (<B>Leotia lubrica</B>) on white background in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkJellybaby mushrooms (Leotia lubrica) on white background in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Jellybaby mushrooms (<B>Leotia lubrica</B>) in a mixed oak and pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkJellybaby mushrooms (Leotia lubrica) in a mixed oak and pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Side view of jellybaby mushrooms (<B>Leotia lubrica</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of jellybaby mushrooms (Leotia lubrica) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA

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