Unknown Jelly plant?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by ariani, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. ariani

    ariani Active Member 10 Years

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    This is a Jelly dark green plant (mushroom?) which sometimes I can find along the wall on my garden. THis is a big exemplar and others are like the small egg fish. I usally find them after the rain weather on the ground, along the wall. What is the name of it please? I am very interested. After sometimes, they get dry and very dark.
     

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  2. sundew kook

    sundew kook Active Member

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    It can be the bacteria Collema
     
  3. ariani

    ariani Active Member 10 Years

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    is it dangerous or is just the normal bakteria colony.
     
  4. Frog

    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Is there a cherry tree by the wall?

    frog
     
  5. ariani

    ariani Active Member 10 Years

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    no there is no any tree around or near by.
     
  6. Frog

    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've never seen Collema, so I don't really have an opinion on that. But lichens are harmless (unless you eat them as some are poisonous) and slow growing so if it is there is no worry.

    I'm thinking though it might be a species of Exidia or similar jelly fungi. A species associated with soil or buried wood rather than trees/branches. Also not a species to be concerned about. Here's a link to photos posted of Exidia on wikipedia commons -http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=Exidia&go=Go

    cheers,
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