Jelly fungus on beech leaves

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Jelly fungus on beech leaves

Post by coffeeman » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:22 pm

I'm pretty sure this is Exidia nucleata which I have found before on bark, but never seen it growing at the extremities of beech leaves.

Is this a tad unusual?

regards, Alan
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Re: Jelly fungus on beech leaves

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:33 pm

Hi Alan,

Have you considered Caddis Fly eggs - maybe Glyphotaelius pellucidus or something similar ? ;)

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Re: Jelly fungus on beech leaves

Post by coffeeman » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:46 am

ooo blimey ... I see what you mean!

no I hadn't considered anything like that, probably because all my detailed wildlife watching is on an area of woodland/heath with just one little pond that only fills during the winter. So I encounter very little that could be described as aquatic, certainly no caddis flies.

but it certainly looks like such a mass of eggs even though there is no hint of water anywhere near those trees.

so as they say "every day is a school day"!

thanks very much Mike

Alan

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