Jelly fungi are intriguing growths. You need to have a keen eye and make a close inspection of most fungi to really appreciate their intricate beauty and marvelous structure.
Fruiting bodies are usually tongue or fan-shaped, grey to brown, and quiver when touched. The upper surface of the young fungus has a texture similar to a tongue, becoming gelatinous (slimy) with age. I have seen Toothed Jelly fungi up to 80mm wide.
A close-up of the fertile underside of the fungus
Stumpy stalk and tongue-shaped grey cap
Toothed Jelly Fungi grow singly or in overlapping clusters. The upper and lower surface is soft to the touch which distinguishes it from other grey or brown shelf fungi that have firm spines. As they age, they collapse into a brown glutinous blob, as shown in the image below.
An aging Toothed Jelly (left) will collapse into jelly-like blob (right)
My sightings of Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
[This will be updated with more sightings]
Barrington Tops National Park - on discarded rotting milled timber on rainforest floor - Apr, Jun.
An elegant fungus