Scientific name: Leotia lubrica Persoon : Fries
Derivation of name: Lubric- means "slippery" or "smooth"
which describes the moist slippery feel of these fungi when
Common name(s): Ochre jelly club; Jelly babies.
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; in clusters on
ground and well-decayed wood; July through
Dimensions: Jelly babies are up to 9 cm tall with a head that
may be 1-4 cm high and wide.
Description: The gelatinous head and stalk of this fungus
are a dull yellow to orange-yellow color. The prominent
head may be smooth or furrowed and convoluted.
More information at MushroomExpert.com:
Figure 1. Leotia lubrica growing among mosses.
Photo © Larry Grand.
Figure 2. Note the inrolled margin of the head. Photo ©
Figure 3. Specimens collected at a foray. Note how wide
some of the heads are. Photo © Gary Emberger.