White Jelly Fungus

(Ductifera pululahuana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

White Jelly Fungus

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Widespread but uncommon

Season

July through October

Habitat/Hosts

Decaying wood


Identification

This 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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Taxonomy

Division:

Basidiomycota (club fungi)

 

Subdivision:

Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)

 

Class:

Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)

 

No Rank:

Agaricomycetes incertae sedis

 

Order:

Auriculariales

 

Family:

Exidiaceae

 
Synonyms

Exidia alba

Exidiopsis alba

Gloeotromera alba

 
Common
Names

Pale Jelly Roll

White Brain Fungus

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Glossary

saprobic

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

       

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Published on Jun 11, 2013

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