No Common Name Leotia lubrica (Scopoli) Persoon    Synonyms: Yellow Jelly Baby.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Leotiomycetes   >   Order Helotiales   >   Family Leotiaceae   >   Genus Leotia   


Found in groups or clusters in moss, duff, or decaying wood in hardwood or white pine forests.


Fruiting body: Yellow or orange-yellow, sometimes w/ olive tints; flesh soft, almost gelatinous. Fertile surface irregularly rounded/flattened, smooth/furrowed/brainlike, moist, rubbery. Stalk: Orange, scurfy or smooth, hollow, tapers up, sometimes flattened, often fused at base, flesh waxy (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 24 records in the project database.

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The ascomycete Leotia lubrica in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/9/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Leotia lubrica (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Leotia lubrica found in sandy soil under pines and oaks in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/16/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Leotia lubrica in Howard Co., Maryland (7/2/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Leotia lubrica specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2015). Cylindric/spindle-shaped (often curved), hyaline; measured 20.1-22.6 X 4.3-4.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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