Cinnamon Jellybaby

Cudonia confusa


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cinnamon Jellybaby Cudonia confusa Bres. (illustrated 90% life size) Fruit body 2–3cm high. Fertile head 7–12mm across, convex then centrally depressed, margin incurved; ochre-cinnamon to reddish-brown; viscid. Stem 20–30×1–2mm, more or less concolorous with head. Spores 35–45×2¼, cylindrical, becoming multiseptate, budding in ascus. Asci 105–120×10–12¼. Habitat in tufts in coniferous woods; late summer to autumn. Very rare, rare on Red Data List. Not edible.

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