Amber Jelly Roll Exidia recisa (Berkeley & M.A. Curtis)    Synonyms: Amber Jelly Fungus, American Amber Jelly Fungus, Exidia crenata.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Tremellomycetes   >   Order Tremellales   >   Family Exidiaceae   >   Genus Exidia   

Description:

Brownish-purple jelly-like fruiting bodies fused in overlapping clusters or brain-like masses. The individual fruiting bodies develop telltale depressions; use a hand lens to note the dark, wart-like projections on the surface (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Globs/clusters on decaying hardwood branches. Prefer cool, humid conditions so likely to be seen spring and fall or during warm spells in winter (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 94 records in the project database.

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Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/21/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (5/6/2009). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/23/2014). Verified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/27/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/4/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018). Note the dark wart-like projections on the surface of the fruiting body. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll (Exidia recisa) found during the Chino Farms BioBlitz (4/27/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Spore sample confirmed genus. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/12/2016). Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018).Sausage-shaped, smooth, hyaline; measured 11.2 – 14.8 X 3.6 – 4.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/24/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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