GELATINOUS to RUBBERY FUNGI

With some exceptions, most gelatinous or ‘jelly’ fungi are basidiomycetes in the Auriculales, Dacrymycetales or the Tremellales orders. Those in the Tremellales are parasitic on the mycelium of other fungi within their mutually inhabited wood substrates. The others are exclusively saprotrophic on decaying wood. Calostoma cinnabarina is somewhat gelatinous and included here for that reason, however it is considered a gastromycete like the puffballs and earth stars. Unlike the other gelatinous fungi included in this category, it is a mycorrhizal fungus related to the boletes.

Auricularia americana (Auricularia auricula) 05964

Auricularia angiospermarum


AURICULARIA____americana (auricula)____anfuscosuccinea

____angiospermarum

CALOCERA____cornea____viscosa

CALOSTOMA____cinnabarina

DACRYMYCES____chrysospermus (palmatus)____stillatus

DACRYOPINAX____spathularia

DUCTIFERA____pululahuana

EXIDIA____nigricans____nucleata (see MYXARIUM nucleatum)____recisa

GUEPINIA____helvelloides

GUEPINIOPSIS____alpina

HYDNOPHLEBIA____chrysohiza (Oxydontia chrysorhiza)

MYXARIUM (Exidia)____nucleatum

PHLEBIA____radiata____tremellosa

PSEUDOHYDNUM____gelatinosum

SEBACINA____incrustans____schweinitzii____sparassoidea

SYZYGOSPORA____mycetophila

TREMELLA____aurantia____foliacea____fuciformis____mesenterica

____reticulata

TREMELLODENRON (See SEBACINA)____schweinitzii (pallida)