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Heterotextus miltinus

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Dacrymycetes
Family: Dacrymycetaceae
Genus: Heterotextus
Species: Heterotextus miltinus

Heterotextus miltinus is an orange-yellow, gelatinous fungus found during August/October (but also after spells of warm rain) on rotting wood in most forest types, but particularly in very wet shady forests.
The fruit body is 10-17mm diameter, 8-12mm high, disc shaped with a small stem, concave then convex upper surface, glossy, and wet, orange-yellow at first then yellow.





 

The fruit body dried out.