Identification: Is this 'cat's tongue'?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Berg123, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Berg123

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    Found in North Vancouver on the cut side of a big log. Biggest caps approx. 1 cm wide.

    Could it be what is described here:
    'Two fairly distinct versions of Pseudohydnum gelatinosum occur in North America …. The other version has a stem that is less well developed, and typically fruits from the sides of logs or from standing trees, often in overlapping clusters; it appears in eastern North America.'? Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (MushroomExpert.Com) Seems to fit, except for eastern North America.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    At some point I expect someone will do the work on this and discover that it is a species complex: The differences in colour, habit and habitat particularly strike me as clues.
    I have rarely seen it cluster, and have never seen it cluster like this in close overlapping arrangement. But we don't have anything else that comes close in this region: Anything else that is gelatinous and/or toothed has a much different appearance.

    So, yes I agree this is Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, Spirit Gummy Bear
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Berg123, that's a beautiful photo.
     
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    Agreed - it is lovely!
     
  5. Berg123

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    Thanks for lightening speed replies and ID!
    I find it interesting how the young caps seem to be forming inside the jelly.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Berg123 just seen this, 'an amazing photo'. Will have to try harder with mine !!!
     
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    Thanks, I must say I'm spending way too much time these days taking countless photos and editing some.
     

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