Leotia lubrica

Chlorovibrissea melanochlora Cordierites frondosa Cudoniella clavus Favolaschia calocera Heterotextus miltinus Leotia lubrica Mucronella pendula Mutinus boninensis Nidula emodensis Plectania campylospora Scutellinia scutellata Torrendiella clelandii Torrendiella eucalypti
distribution map
Source: ALA


Mornington Peninsula

Baw Baw
Common Namejelly babies
Genus/SpeciesLeotia lubrica
AbundanceI find it uncommon, although there seem to be plenty of records on ALA.
DistributionIn Australia they can be found in coastal and mountain regions from Brisbane to Adelaide as well as Tasmania. It also occurs in east Asia, Europe and North America.
HabitatOccurs in a variety of damp to wet forests.
SubstrateMostly on open ground or amongst grass or moss, including in sandy soil.
DescriptionFruiting bodies usually appear in small colonies and have a yellow stem several centimetres high with an irregularly shaped, slightly darker cap.
LinksBill Leithhead's Fungi Pages
Overall: 7/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 3/3
Abundance: 2/3

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