Calocera cornea (Geel hoorntje (BE) / No common name found (EN) / Laubholzhörnling (DE) / Calocère cornue (FR) ) is a fungus in the Dacrymycetaceae family.
Its yellow to orange, finger-like, tapering basidiocarps (fruiting bodys) are somewhat gelatinous in texture and have often brown points. In typical specimens the basidiocarps become up to 3mm in diameter, and 1,5 cm in height. The hymenium covers the sides of the basidiocarps, each basidium producing and forcibly discharging only two basidiospores. Under favorable conditions, it is smooth and sticky. In dry weather conditions this mushroom shrinks into a hard, horny mass, but regenerates in humid weather conditions. It can be found mainly from August through November. It is a Saprotroph species, mostly found scattered or in groups on decaying wood. This group was found on a dead beech trunk.
Image: Ranst (BE) - 04/09/2010
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