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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum)

I mentioned in yesterday's post about the wide variety of shapes and colors of mushrooms. As an example, here's another favorite fungus of mine, the Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum). It looks more like some kind of super-modern lighting fixture than a mushroom. In the gloom of the deep woods they seem to gather in what light there is and glow like tiny lamps They are not very big - I've seen a few as big as a silver dollar but most are about half that size. Apparently they are edible though rather tasteless.


s.c said...

Very nice little mushroom. First sight I thought that it was a kind of jelly fish.

William Kendall said...

A peculiar name for a fungus.

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is cool looking fungus! And do like the one you posted yesterday as well.