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