Identification: Is this orange stuff a jelly/slime or??

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by jdennett, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. jdennett

    jdennett Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington County, NY, USA
    I found this bright orange stuff years ago on decaying tree stumps and logs in the south eastern woods of Vermont. These are the only two photos I have of it. The stuff felt like firm jell-o, but drier, and it didnt really smell like anything. It was springtime, if that helps. Ive been searching the net off and on for years trying to find out what it is. No one seems to know! The colors in the photos have not been alterd in anyway, I swear. People keep asking if I changed them.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Northeast Texas USA
    Might be a slime mold. I found a photo on the Internet like it by looking up orange slime mold, but they didn't know what it was either.
     
  3. MycoRob

    MycoRob Active Member

    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Denver
  4. miss_myxomycete

    miss_myxomycete Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
  5. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Northeast Texas USA
    try blister rust
     
  6. Kathie

    Kathie Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    upstate NY, USA
    That orange stuff was a complete mystery to us too. We set out to figure it out, and it turned out to be a giant colony of a tree stump-loving yeast. I think it's pretty darned interesting. Please see our post here:

    http://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/?p=1196

    Kathie
     
  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,403
    Likes Received:
    517
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Thanks for solving the mystery, Kathie!
     

Share This Page