Orange Jelly Dacrymyces palmatus Bresadola  


Fruiting body: Orange-yellow to reddish-orange; multi-lobed, irregular, spreading, gelatinous mass. Substrate identification is essential to separate this species from Witches Butter (Tremella mesenterica), which is found only on hardwoods.


Found in dense clusters on decaying conifers, especially pines. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 87 records in the project database.

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Orange Jelly in Howard Co., Maryland (12/30/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Jelly (Dacrymyces palmatus) on a dead pine branch in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Orange Jelly (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/20/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Jelly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (2/14/2018). Photo by Jane Chandler. (MBP list)

Orange Jelly spores from a specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (12/30/2015). Sausage-shaped w/ 7-8 septa, smooth, hyaline; measured 18.4-20.4 X 7.4-7.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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