White Jelly, Ductifera pululahuana
Exidiaceae or Black Jelly Roll Family


Mushroom an irregular clump of rubbery, gelatinous white to dirty white folds, resembling exposed brains, growing on dead hardwoods. It is one of the last fungi to invade a decaying log, so look for it on old, thoroughly rotting logs.

Common in Wildwood, but not often noticed.

White coral jelly (Tremella reticulata) is somewhat similar, but looks more like coral than like brains and grows on the ground. It has been reported in the Park, but seems to be rarer.

The truly delightful species name pululahuana comes from the fact that it was first noticed and collected by a mycologist in Pululahua, Ecuador.


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