Leotia lubrica    (Scop.:Fr.) Pers. 

common name(s) : Jellybaby, Yellow Nail Fungus, Jelly Babies 

New classification: Ascomycota/Pezizomycotina/Leotiomycetes/Leotiomycetidae/Leotiales/Leotiaceae  
Former classification: Ascomycota/Hymenoascomycetes/Pezizomycetideae/Leotiales  

edibility : deadly poisonous

photo gallery of  Leotia lubrica
photo gallery of  Leotia lubrica potential confusions with  Leotia lubrica toxicity of Leotia lubrica genus Leotia  

The cap is cushion-shaped, irregularly lobed, on top of a stem, with an olive-ochre internal surface, the external being of similar colours, with a stem not clearly differentiated from the fertile head, and rather sinuate.

The fertile surface is smooth.

It grows on the ground, amongst moss and ferns.

The fruiting period takes place from September to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  total height approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 6 cm)
  width of stem approximately 6 mm (between 3 and 8 mm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Leotia lubrica is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Leotia lubrica in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Leotia lubrica in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18