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Yellow Stagshorn Fungi

Scientific name:  Calocera viscosa

Size:  Up to 10cm tall

Distribution:  Found throughout the U.K.

Months seen:  All year but more prevalent from September to November

Habitat:  On conifer logs, stumps and roots

Special features:  Yellow Stagshorn Fungi (Calocera viscosa) is a bright yellow, branched jelly fungus resembling stubby antlers.  In dry weather it can appear more orange coloured.

It grows on dead coniferous wood in damp woodlands and can be distinguished from other similar looking fungi by it's greasy surface.

Yellow Stagshorn Fungi is sometimes called Jelly Antler Fungus.

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