Rubbery, gelatinous and with a bit of a glow makes this fungus somewhat surreal growing from downed woody material and decaying stumps in damp areas. The spores are produced from the "teeth" or spines that extent from the lower surface. Pseudohydnum gelatinosum is the only jelly fungus with teeth. Cat's Tongue or Jelly Hedgehog are two other descriptive English names. There are two forms, one with a stalk like this one and without. The stalkless for is more common in the east. Where we are not.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.