White Jelly Fungus

(Ductifera pululahuana)

Conservation Status
White Jelly Fungus
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
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  Minnesota

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Description
 
 

White Jelly Fungus is a widespread but uncommon jelly fungus.

It obtains its nutrients from decaying organic matter (saprobic). It is usually found in dense clusters on decaying wood of hardwood trees from which the bark has been removed.

Individual fruiting bodies stemless, gelatinous, and more or less fan-shaped when uncrowded. When clustered, the fruiting bodies fuse together and resemble exposed brain. In moist conditions fruiting clusters are white to yellowish, to 4 wide, and up to ¾ in height. As they age they sometimes become yellowish, brownish, or pinkish to purplish. In dry weather they shrink, becoming hard and almost transparent, and are easily overlooked.

 
     
 

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Habitat and Hosts
 
 

Decaying wood

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Season

 
 

July through October

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 77.

 
         
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Widespread but uncommon

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Auriculariales  
  Family Exidiaceae  
  Genus Ductifera  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Exidia alba

Exidiopsis alba

Gloeotromera alba

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Pale Jelly Roll

White Brain Fungus

White Jelly Fungus

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Saprobic

Obtaining its nutrients from non-living organic matter, such as decaying plant or animal matter.

 
 
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I believe that this is a White Jelly Fungus?

 
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Jelly brain in Poconos PA

 
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Published on Jun 11, 2013

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  Ashley Petry
6/21/2021

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside, Wisconsin

Hi! I believe I found white jelly fungus on a trail of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center this morning.

White Jelly Fungus  
  Gretchen
6/29/2020

Location: Woodbury MN

White Jelly Fungus  
  Ryan
8/28/2019

Location: Ottertail County

I believe that this is a White Jelly Fungus?

White Jelly Fungus  
  Mark Wegne
6/2/2018

Location: Woods near Lilydale Boat Ramp

second year I've seen growning on trees in state of decay where bark has peeled away.  After rainy days soaking log followed by hot (80+) humid days.  White for a week, then brown for a few days, then dried and gone.

 
  Kirk Nelson
7/24/2016

Location: Fort Snelling State Park

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  Ted x
7/20/2014

Location: Poconos Mts, PA

Jelly brain in poconos pa

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