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Calocera viscosa   (Antler jelly)
Family
Dacryomycetaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
3-10 cm tall
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This is a yellow, antler-like, gelatinous fruiting bodies which grows in tufts or stumps and roots of coniferous trees. Branches are sometimes flattened and sometimes forked at tips.

Fruiting body golden-yellow when damp, more orange-yellow when dry, antler shaped with repeated dichotomous branching. The forks are somewhat slimy when wet.

Similar species Calocera cornea has small, unbrached clubs and grows on deciduous twigs. Calocera furcata is forked and grows on pine wood. Paler Calocera pallidospathulata is flattened and irregular. Gymnospoarngium clavariiforme, found on juniper, is less erect and without branches at the tips.

Calocera viscosa on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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