Leotia lubrica

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Leotia lubrica

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Jelly Babies

Cap

Convex, sometimes rather irregular, slimy, smooth, greenish yellow, to about 1.5 cm across

Stem

+/- equal with a granular surface, yellow

Flesh

Yellow, rubbery

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In woods and under vegetation such as bracken

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped, 5-7 septate at maturity (20-25) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Leotia lubrica

27 October 2006 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin