Wild Florida Photo -Orange Jelly

Orange Jelly

Wakulla Co. FL 07/04/14

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Orange Jelly - Dacrymyces chrysospermus - is also known as Orange Witch's Butter, but not to be confused with Witch's Butter, Tremella lutescens.
Dacrymyces chrysospermus - previously known as Dacrymyces palmatus - is found on dead conifer wood. The similar looking Tremella species are found on hardwoods.

Kingdom: Fungi
  Phylum: Basidiomycota
    Class: Dacrymycetes
      Order: Dacrymycetales
        Family: Dacrymycetaceae
          Genus: Dacrymyces
            Species: chrysospermus (syn: palmatus)

For a taxonomic tree and links to other fungi posted on Wild Florida Photo see the Fungi at Wild Florida Photo page.


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