Scientific name: Leotia viscosa Fries
Derivation of name: Visc- means "sticky" (viscid) in reference
to the stickiness of the fungus when moist.
Common name(s): Green-headed jelly club
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; in clusters on the
ground and well-decayed wood; July through September.
Dimensions: Green-headed jelly club may be up to 6.5 cm tall
with a well-defined head.
Description: The olive-green to dark green head is distinctive
together with the pale yellow to yellow-orange stalk. These
fungi are rubbery or gelatinous in texture.
More information at MushroomExpert.com:
Figure 1. Although called jelly fungi, these organisms are
ascomycetes, forming asci and ascospores unlike the true
jelly fungi which are basidiomycetes.
Photo © Pam Kaminski.
Figure 2. Leotia viscosa collected during a
Photo © Gary Emberger.