Calocera viscosa (Yellow Stagshorn)
North America, Europe
3-10 cm tall
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Calocera viscosa, also known as Yellow Stagshorn is a yellow, antler-like, gelatinous fungus that grows in tufts or stumps and roots of coniferous trees. It fruits throughout the year but is most commonly seen in autumn.

Fruiting body bright orange, yellow or occasionally white branching basidiocarps, which are somewhat gelatinous and somewhat slimy when wet. Branches are sometimes flattened and sometimes forked at the tips. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal to sausage-shaped, measuring 8-12 x 3.5-5┬Ám. They are hyaline and inamyloid (not staining with iodine). Occasionally, when fully mature, they may become septate, developing a single dividing wall. Each spore contains two oil droplets.

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