Amber Jelly Roll Exidia crenata (Schwein.) Fr.    Synonyms: Amber Jelly Fungus, American Amber Jelly Fungus, Exidia recisa (misapplied).
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Tremellomycetes   >   Order Tremellales   >   Family Exidiaceae   >   Genus Exidia   

Description:

Brownish-purple jelly-like fruiting bodies fused in overlapping clusters or brain-like masses. The individual fruiting bodies develop telltale depressions; use a hand lens to note the dark, wart-like projections on the surface (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Globs/clusters on decaying hardwood branches. Prefer cool, humid conditions so likely to be seen spring and fall or during warm spells in winter (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 147 records in the project database.

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Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/21/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (5/6/2009). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/23/2014). Verified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/27/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/4/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018). Note the dark wart-like projections on the surface of the fruiting body. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/7/2020). (c) John Garrett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Garrett via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll (Exidia recisa) found during the Chino Farms BioBlitz (4/27/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Spore sample confirmed genus. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/12/2016). Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Kent Co., Maryland (12/1/2020). (c) salobyrne, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by salobyrne via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018).Sausage-shaped, smooth, hyaline; measured 11.2 – 14.8 X 3.6 – 4.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Amber Jelly Roll in Howard Co., Maryland (2/20/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/24/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Charles Co., Maryland (2/7/2020). (c) jessiemeow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jessiemeow via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Carroll Co., Maryland (3/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/13/2020). (c) Jenny Glenn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jenny Glenn via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Harford Co., Maryland (10/31/2020). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Amber Jelly Roll in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/25/2020). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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