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Dacrymyces palmatus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Narancssįrga gümõgomba
Dacrymyces palmatus Mushroom
Ref No: 7660
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Dacrymyces palmatus (Schw.) Bres. Narancssįrga gümõgomba. Fruit body 1-2.5cm high, 1-6cm wide, a large, lobed, brain-like mass; bright orange to deep orange-red, with a white rooting attachment at the base; horny when dry. Flesh tough, gelatinous, becoming softer and finally melting away. Spores cylindrical to sausage-shaped, smooth, becoming 8-10-celled, 17-25 x 6-8µ. Deposit yellowish. Habitat on coniferous wood. Found throughout North America. Season May-November. Not edible.

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Eric David Wooddell (United States) - 25 December 2016

I found these on a downed pine tree in Shasta County, Northern Ca, altitude 1400 ft. Recent rains, temperatures in & out of freezing.
Dacrymyces palmatus
GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 16 August 2016

Dacrymyces palmatus Bres. collected by Mr. Girish Gogoi from Gibbon wildlife sanctuary, Jorhat, Assam, India
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 17 October 2013

Dacrymyces palmatus
Kristina Trott (United States) - 06 October 2013

Growing on fallen log,pine/oak woods, Massachusetts
Dacrymyces palmatus
Andrew Baker (United States) - 20 August 2013

Park outside Lake Placid, NY. October 2011. Cloudy and rainy off and on all day.
Dacrymyces palmatus
Andrew Block (United States) - 22 December 2012

Taken along Richards Rd., Adamstown Township, Oxford Co., Maine, on November 23, 2012.
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Nicholas Molinari (United States) - 01 November 2012

Found in Northbridge, Massachusetts in late October.
Dacrymyces palmatus
Kristen Bailey (United Kingdom) - 03 January 2012

Jelly fungus - Dacrymyces palmatus - on a fallen branch in Crawley, West Sussex, UK on 3rd January 2012.
Dacrymyces palmatus
Kristen Bailey (United Kingdom) - 03 January 2012

Jelly fungus - Dacrymyces palmatus - found on fallen branch in Crawley, West Sussex, UK on 3rd January 2012.
Dacrymyces palmatus
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