Jelly Fungi

Exidiaceae

Jelly Fungi

Members of the family Exidiaceae are geletinous or jelly fungi in varied irregular shapes. They are generally associated with dead wood, both standing and fallen; some are host specific. Like most jelly fungi, they are conspicuous only in wet weather and when dry shrivel to a hard, thin membrane; they rehydrate rapidly, revive and swell to resume growth and spore production – although this particular specimen was captured in December they can be found at any time of the year.

Brynna Woods (near Bridgend) South Wales

Brynna woods comprises of 38ha of secondary and some ancient, semi-natural woodland, scrub, marshy grassland and rudder habitats.